David Rudisha finally makes public appearance [Photos]

By GameYetu: Sunday, August 4th 2019 at 15:42 GMT +3 | Gossip & Rumours
David Rudisha celebrates after winning the men's 800 metres finals at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [Archive, Standard]

800 metres world record holder David Rudisha has resurfaced on social media amid talk of his disappearance from the athletics scene for a long time. 

His whereabouts have been in question over past few days after his wife last week posted a shocking message on Facebook that read: "David Lekuta Rudisha stop frustrating me with my kids.  To my family, my heart is heavy I can’t hold any more. I love u all.”

The message seemed to have raised a number of questions about his family matters and his absence from the sport.

However, when the five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi was reopening its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants, Rudisha was among those who accompanied the Hotel staff at the airport.

The hotel’s flag, which came from Dubai, was received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Mr Balala. Olympic champion David Rudisha later ran a lap of honour with it, before it was hoisted at the hotel.

He retweeted the post captioned: “@rudishadavid arrives at the hotel He will proceed to @standrewschurch where he will lead the team for the 'Last Mile' run to the hotel. #d2reopening #weareback #d2nairobiflagtour.”

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He kept a loud silence as he missed two seasons nursing a quad muscle strain but that didn't stop his fans in the athletics world from engaging in some tongue-wagging.

Rudisha at the dusitD2 Hotel [Courtesy]

Rudisha's agent Mitchel Boeting declined to comment on the athlete's family matters.

He told Standard from Amsterdam: "I cannot comment on their family matters. I have not even known about the post (sic)."

"David might not compete this season. The injury healed and reoccurred. He will be late for the season and I think he will be back next season. We expect that all will be well for him,” said Boeting.

Rudisha, who won the 2016 Olympic 800m title, has not competed since 2017 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.

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