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David Rudisha escapes car crash ‘well and unhurt’

David Rudisha

David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya reacts after winning the men’s 800m final of the Athletic, Track and Field events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 August 2016. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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David Rudisha, a two-time Olympic champion and world record holder at 800m, is “well and unhurt” after a car accident in his native Kenya, according to his Facebook account.

Kenyan media reported that one of Rudisha’s tires burst on Saturday night, leading his car to collide with a bus, and he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

Rudisha, 30, last raced July 4, 2017, missing extended time with a quad muscle strain and back problems. His manager said last week that Rudisha will miss next month’s world championships.

Rudisha owns the three fastest times in history, including the world record 1:40.91 set in an epic 2012 Olympic final.

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