Le­gend Rud­isha to run in Lon­don

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Ath­let­ics Kenya (AK) con­firmed on Thurs­day that Kenyan mid­dle-dis­tance su­per­star David Rud­isha will de­fend his men’s 800m ti­tle at next month’s IAAF World Cham­pi­onships in Lon­don.

The an­nounce­ment ended in­tense spec­u­la­tion in lo­cal me­dia that the two-time Olympic and world-record holder over the dis­tance would not make the fi­nal squad for the event.

“It is no-brainer. He is the world-record holder, world cham­pion and a big-time per­former at big cham­pi­onships. He has to be in the team,” AK vice-pres­i­dent Paul Mutwii told re­porters in Nairobi.

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