David Rudisha is mourning, father dies at 74

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David Rudisha (Middle)

Kenya’s two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha is mourning his father.

Rudisha’s father Daniel Matasi Rudisha passed away on Wednesday March 6 after succumbing to illness in Kilgoris.

Through a statement, Athletics Kenya mourned the passing of Rudisha senior as a remarkable, devoted pioneer athlete who did his nation proud.

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“It is with great sadness that we at Athletics Kenya learned of the passing of one of pioneer Kenyan athlete, Daniel Rudisha. On behalf of the athletics fraternity, we would like to send our deepest condolences to Rudisha’s family and the people Kilgoris at this difficult time,” read a statement from Athletics Kenya in part.

On Tuesday, the 800m world record holder posted a photo of his critically ill father in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) saying he was in need of prayers.

May his soul rest in peace.

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