NAIROBI - The fitness of Ethiopian athletes Sileshi Sihine and Tirunesh Dibaba is in doubt for the world championships in Berlin that start on Saturday.
"Tirunesh and Sileshi (who are a couple) are in Germany but they are receiving medical treatment.
"Both have suffered injuries in practice," national coach Woldemaskal Kostire said yesterday.
"It is possible they will participate if their injuries improve but we don't know yet."
Dibaba, the Olympic 5000m and 10000m champion, has a torn muscle while her husband has a dislocation, Kostire said.
He gave no further details. -Reuters