10 Sep 2010

Kenyan Athletics defend Rudisha's decision to not run at Games

9:26 am on 10 September 2010

Kenyan athletics chiefs have defended world 800 metres record holder David Rudisha's decision to pull out of next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The 21-year-old returned to his African home this week for the first time since breaking the record twice last month and says the Games are being held unusually late in the year when the focus has turned to next year's World Championships in South Korea.

Athletics Kenya secretary David Okeyo says they accept his reason for rest.

Athletics Kenya named Abraham Kiplagat to replace him.