Fraser Pryce commonly referred to as Mommy rocket left Nairobi just a few days after landing for the Classic at Kasarani and is now out of the country for urgent treatment after picking an injury
Five times world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has pulled out of the Kip Keino Classic.
Fraser Pryce commonly referred to as Mommy rocket left Nairobi just a few days after landing for the Classic at Kasarani and is now out of the country for urgent specialized treatment after picking an injury during her warm up sessions.
In a statement through her social media outlets on Friday, she announced, “Due to discomfort during my warmup, I am deeply disappointed that I will not be competing at the Kip Keino Classic and have departed Kenya to seek treatment. Sincere appreciation to the event Organizers and the Kenyan community. Thank you for your prayers and continued support. Everything happens for a reason and I am trusting this season.”
She continued in an extended message to say that, “I was truly looking forward to kick off my season at one of the best athletic events I have experienced. I love competing in Nairobi and seeing my Kenyan fans, as there is an unspoken energy you can’t find anywhere else. Kenya was the beginning of something great last year and I’m really disappointed in not being able to run. I wish all those competing tomorrow all the best and appeal to everyone to show up and support them. I know a lot of work was put into the event by the Organizers. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the track soon!”
Fraser Price was among a list of international athletes who had lined up for the much-hyped event in Nairobi
Just like last year, the Jamaican had hoped to open her season in Nairobi, having withdrawn from the Botswana Grand Prix, where she had intended to open her season, due to family commitments.
Not only was her time in Nairobi at the last Classic a meeting record, it was also a Kenyan all-comers’ record and the fastest ever season opener of any 100m sprinter in history.