David Rudisha out of London 2017 World Champs


In a story posted by EME News on July 31, the top daily global athletics news service, David Rudisha has withdrawn from the London 2017 World Champs. David Rudisha is the World record holder in the 800 meters, at 1:40.91. Rudisha ran that increadible race at the 2012 London Olympics, where he lead from the start, winning an Olympic gold medal from the front, daring the field to chase him down.

Rudisha developed injuries in 2013, and it took until 2015, for him to return to fitness. In 2015, in Beijing Rudisha won the world championships taking a tactical race. In 2016, David Rudisha took the lead in Rio with 300 meters to go and let the field try and come after him.

I recall a conversation with Wilson Kipketer regarding David Rudisha. Wilson, was quite concerned (March 2014), that David Rudisha might try to come back too quickly from injuries. " Your body takes time to recover," Wilson reminded me. And athletes, Kipketer noted, are not patient.

In 2017, David Rudisha opened the season a bit later, and had some early season losses, but he seemed to be rounding into shape. His departure completely changes the 800 meter in London, with Nijel Amos, Donovan Brazier, Adam Kszczot among the names in the two lapper for the World Championships, now battling for the medals.

We wish David Rudisha a speedy recovery.

The original piece from EME News is posted just below.

Rudisha_David1a-LondonDL15.jpgDavid Rudisha, photo by PhotoRun.net

NAIROBI (KEN): Reigning world and Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha has pulled out of the World Championships due to injury. "It's sad and disappointing to announce my no show in the forthcoming #london2017 WC due to a quad muscle strain," he said on Twitter. Rudisha was aiming to claim his third 800m title in London.

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