David Rudisha Announces Comeback In Athletics

London 2012 and Rio 2016 800m gold medalist David Rudisha has revealed that he will soon start running.

This is after the athlete underwent a successful surgery on Saturday to remove an implant on his leg.

“I am glad that on Saturday 20th I had a successful surgery of removal of an implant on my left leg that has been there for the last one and half a year. At least I will be back soon doing some running!!!!” Rudisha shared the good news on Instagram.

Fans were excited about the good news with some sending him their best wishes.

“Success and hope to see this warrior flying again,” Paulo Hojuniour said.

“Quick recovery… We wait for your return… Most importantly waiting to see you do what your heart relishes,” Ssepe live said.

Ayush Ahirwa wrote, “I hope you will be good very soon.”

While Vickie Wanganga said, “Best news this morning our 800M CHAMP! We miss you on the track.”

Rudisha has not engaged in a competitive race for the last four years after suffering a fracture on his left ankle.

The last time he competed was on July 4, 2017 and since then he has experienced setbacks such as a quad muscle strain, back problems, a major car crash, surgery on that broken ankle, and personal issues including his father’s death and the breakdown of his marriage.

Rudisha escaped unhurt after his car collided with a bus near Keroka in August 2019 while on his way home.

The collision took place when Rudisha lost control of his car after a tyre burst.

“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,” Rudisha shared on twitter accompanied by a photo of his wrecked car.

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