Injured Rudisha ruled out of worlds
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.”