2015 World Championships
In 2015, WR holder, David Rudisha won his first 800m title in three years. Photo Credit: Making of Champions/PAV media

David Rudisha will be unable to defend his 800m title after announcing his withdrawal from the World Championships in London following a muscle injury.

The World Record holder becomes the latest elite athlete to pull out from the biennal competition because of an injury, joining the likes of Thiago Braz (Pole Vault) and Greg Rutherford (Long jump).

In a message on his Twitter handle, Rudisha said he was sad that he won’t be taking part in the competition.

Botswana’s Nijel Amos is now the overwhelming favourite to win the men’s 800m title, having a Season’s Best (SB) of 1:43.10 , although he would be wary of another Kenyan, Emmanuel Korir who is the World Leader with 1:43.10

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Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.

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