Athletics fans can’t wait to see Kenyan long-distance runner and world’s great David Rudisha back on his feet for more scintillating performance.
Rudisha is a two-time Olympic Champion and World Record Holder in 800m race, who has been out of competition due to a number of issues including a misdiagnosed injury, a major car crash, his father’s death and the breakdown of his marriage.
Thanking the Almighty God for the gift of life.Saturday night around 1030Hrs I survived a tragic road accident at Keroka on my way home to Kilgoris after a head on collision with a bus plying Kisii Nairobi Route. I am fine with no injuries! Thank you 🙏🏻 for your prayers. pic.twitter.com/RZdwemLwXG
— David Rudisha (@rudishadavid) August 26, 2019
Daniel Rudisha has passed away. He was part of the 4X400M Kenyan team that won a silver medal in the 1968 Olympics. David Rudisha is the son. Rest well champ. pic.twitter.com/kRD71bLXf6
— Kenyan Facts 🇰🇪 (@KResearcher) March 7, 2019
Recently, he came out to say the storm has blown away, hinting at a come-back and an intention to defend his Olympics title in 2020 in Tokyo.
Rio 2016, great to defend my tittle. pic.twitter.com/6k05XXPRuG
— David Rudisha (@rudishadavid) October 31, 2019
On Friday November 1, the world champion reflected on his journey on social media and fans pounced on the post with messages wanting to see him back on track.
“I’m very positive about this because Tokyo 2020 is something I have been talking about over and over again, even before my injury.
“I want to do my best to be there and to take part, because not many of the 800m athletes have participated in their third Olympics,” he said, in a recent interview.
Here are some of the fans’ messages;
Sonoiya Munai: “All the best legend you have always made our country proud you will rise up again!”
Carol Ccb Bett: “We miss you in the field, may give you strength.”
Joshua Kipchumba: “God is with you we need you back in yhe field 800m.”
Noah Tuikong: “Aki Rudusha rudi uwanja nakumiss kwa 800M, once a king always a king,believe in God an all things will be possible, cheers!! Bro.”
Seyyid Kip: “No human is limited despite challenges sir; you’re still our world record holder.”