Double world and Olympic champion David Rudisha has withdrawn from the IAAF World Championships after straining his quad muscle in a training session in Kenya.
Kenya’s current Olympic 800-meter champion and world-record holder (1:40.91), Rudisha said an MRI scan on the right-leg injury showed it would not heal in time for the championships.
The World Champs begin this Friday, with the men’s 800m heats scheduled for the following day.
Its sad and disappointing to announce my no show in the forthcoming #london2017 WC due to a quad muscle strain. pic.twitter.com/bdM0Zi4QCd
— David Rudisha MBS (@rudishadavid) July 31, 2017