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World Athletics Championships 2017: David Rudisha out with injury

Rudisha set an 800m world record of one minute 40.91 seconds at the 2012 London Olympics (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defending champion and 800m world record holder David Rudisha has pulled out of next month’s World Athletics Championships with a quad muscle strain. The 28-year-old Kenyan said on Twitter it was “sad and disappointing” to miss out on the event, which runs from 4 to 13 August in London. He is only person to ever run under one minute 41 ...

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Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has been under investigation by Wada since last year (Image credit: Getty Images)

Russia will miss this summer’s World Championships after athletics’ governing body voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping. However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria. Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year. The country is ...

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