• Kenya's Rudisha aims to regain fitness, defend Olympic title

December 09, 2019

Kenya's David Rudisha, the two-time Olympic 800 metres champion and world record holder who has been sidelined for over two years due to injury, wants a title hat-trick at next year's Tokyo Games.

A leg injury meant Rudisha, 30, could not run competitively in 2018 and 2019 but he is now ready to start training and has put the defence of his Olympic crown top of his list for 2020.

"So far, so good. I've started, I don't feel anything," he told Reuters at an Athletics Kenya conference in the northwestern city of Eldoret. "When I push the throttle to the limit, that is when I will know if the problem is completely gone."

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