Double world and Olympic champion David Rudisha has withdrawn from the IAAF World Championships after straining his quad muscle in a training session in Kenya.

David Rudisha: Photo RT

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.

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