In­jured Rud­isha ruled out of worlds

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

World 800m record holder David Rud­isha said on Mon­day he was sad­dened to have pulled out of the world ath­let­ics cham­pi­onships due to a quad mus­cle strain.

Rud­isha, a 28-year-old Kenyan, is the reign­ing Olympic and world cham­pion and the first and only per­son to run the 800 in un­der 1 minute, 41 sec­onds. He would have been one of the star names at the Aug 4-13 global show­case in Lon­don.

“It is ob­vi­ously dis­ap­point­ing,” he said. “It was dur­ing the time I was ac­tu­ally try­ing to en­gage more speed. In the process of do­ing that, I put my mus­cle un­der more intense stress than when do­ing nor­mal mileage. I dam­aged my quad, and this sad­dens and dis­ap­points me a lot.”

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