World record holder Rudisha backs out injured for world cup athletics
The Kenyan David Rudisha has Monday signed out for the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics in London. The world record holder in the 800 meters (1.40,91) is struggling with a strained thigh muscle.
Rudisha made via Twitter, announced that he due to his injury can not participate in the global title in the English capital. “It is sad and disappointing that I need to log off for London 2017,” said the 28-year-old defending champion.
The Kenyan picked up in 2012 in the Olympic Stadium of London olympic gold in the 800 metres. He repeated four years later in Rio de Janeiro.
The Kenyan picked up in 2011 and 2015 for the world title at the distance that he has been in power. In 2013, he was also not due to an injury. The title then went to the Ethiopian Mohammed Aman.
Rudisha is the first and only athlete to win the 800 metres below the 1.41 has passed. He is gold as the big number one favourite for the world title.