Kenyan middle distance athlete Faith Chepngetich is expectant, Nairobi News has reliably established.
Consequently, the 24-year old reigning 1500 metres Olympic champion will miss out on the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia, in April.
“That’s (the pregnancy) is why she missed out on the recent (Commonwealth) trials. She will not be competing in Australia,” a source explained.
Nairobi News has also learnt that Faith’s long time partner Anthony Kiptum, a former athlete, is the baby daddy.
Faith’s looming absence from the Commonwealth is a sure blow to Kenya’s hopes of garnering a goal medal over the three and a half lap distance.
She joins her close friend Mercy Cherono, the reigning 5000m Commonwealth champion, who will also be not be participating at the games because she is pregnant.