Dozens of athletics fans in Uasin Gishu county and across Kenya have been wondering why Ezekiel Kemboi retired so early.
As a result, they have been trying to convince the legend to consider coming back to the track.
The steeplechase maestro has finally responded to calls by his fans to make a sounding comeback to track so as to motivate the upcoming crop of young steeplechasers.
Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei confirmed to the media earlier this week in a press conference that Kemboi will take part in the IAAF trials in Nairobi next month.
“Kemboi will feature in the trials alongside another steeplechase legend Brimin Kipruto, we decided to convince them to return so as to serve as a motivation to other upcoming steeplechasers”, said Tuwei.
Kemboi had announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 London Olimpic games after he was denied his bronze medal for alleged line infringement.
However, after meditation, the 2015 IAAF world champion has made up his mind to come back from retirement.
Kemboi had earlier on hinted to this writer in Eldoret on Monday that he is considering making a brilliant comeback soon.
The steeplechase race has traditionally been dominated by Kenyans.
However, in recent times, Kenya has been failing to win a one, two, three swings in major races across the world.
That is something that has given Athletics Kenya headache and they confirmed in the press conference that Kemboi’s comeback will be influential in reviving the steeplechase department.
This comes as Kenya prepares to take part in the IAAF world championships in Doha Qatar in September, a race Kemboi is expected to feature.