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David Rudisha injures right knee

Updated: July 16, 2013, 11:56 AM ET
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Olympic gold medalist David Rudisha has pulled out of the 800 meters at next month's world championships because of a knee injury, his coach said Tuesday.

His withdrawal robs the year's top track meet of another star attraction, with sprinter Tyson Gay already skipping the event after a positive doping test.

Rudisha's coach, Colm O'Connell, told The Associated Press that the world-record holder missed six weeks of training and received treatment in Germany. They ...

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