Kenyan runner David Rudisha, a two-time Olympic 800m gold medalist, survived a aircraft crash in Kenya on Saturday, in accordance with an announcement from the non-profit conservation group Huge Life Basis.
Rudisha and 5 others have been leaving an occasion often known as the Masai Olympics in Kimana, Kenya when the small airplane they have been on was compelled to make an emergency touchdown shortly after take-off, in accordance with Huge Life, which was one of many organizers of the occasion.
Huge Life confirmed to CNN on Tuesday that Rudisha and the opposite passengers have been positive, with the previous gold medal winner having “suffered no important bodily accidents.”
“It occurred very quick,” two-time 800m world champion Rudisha informed CNN. “We’re fortunate we survived. There have been just some accidents, however most of us got here out with none main accidents.”
CNN has reached out to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority which is investigating the crash.
Rudisha received the 800m Olympic title at London 2012 in sensational vogue, beating his nearest competitor by nearly a second and setting the present world report of 1:40.91 – the one time in historical past somebody has run the gap under 1:41. He defended his crown 4 years later in Rio to turn into solely the fourth man in historical past to win two 800m Olympic golds.