World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships 2017: Rud­isha out with in­jury

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De­fend­ing cham­pion and 800m world record holder David Rud­isha has pulled out of next month’s World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships with a quad mus­cle strain.

The 28-year-old Kenyan said on Twit­ter it was “sad and dis­ap­point­ing” to miss out on the event, which runs from 4 to 13 Au­gust in London.

He is only per­son to ever run un­der one minute 41 sec­onds for the event.

He won gold in London at the 2012 Olympics and again in Rio last year.

Rud­isha said earlier this week he was “ex­cited” to re­turn to London, where he set the 800m world record of one minute 40.91 sec­onds five years ago.

David Rud­isha

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