Kenyan Superstar Rudisha Pulls Out Of IAAF Worlds

Kenyan Superstar Rudisha Pulls Out Of IAAF Worlds

Defending champion and 800m world record holder Kenya's David Rudisha has withdrawn from next month's IAAF World Athletics Championships with an injury.

The championships are billed for 4 August to 13 August in London, the United Kingdom. 

"Its sad and disappointing to announce my no show in the forthcoming #london2017 WC due to a quad muscle strain," Rudisha, 28, tweeted on Monday. 

Rudisha set the 800m world record of 1 minute 40.91 seconds five years ago in London as he won Olympic gold and would have been gunning for a third straight gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

In Rudisha's absence, his compatriot Emmanuel Korir and Botswana's Nijel Amos will be favourites for the 800m men's gold in London.

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