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'Overweight' Rudisha racing to be fit for Olympics

Double Olympic 800 meters champion and world record holder David Rudisha will be seeking to be the first man to claim a third successive gold in the discipline at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

However, Rudisha says that before he can defend his Olympic crown for the third time, he will first have to lose weight.

The once-upon-a-time shredded Rudisha hasn’t been able to properly train for the last two-and-a-half years.

For the entire period Rudisha, who holds the world record with an official time of 1:40.91 in the 800 meters, has been struggling with a recurring leg injury that has hindered his training programme.

As a result, he’s ended up putting on a little bit of weight appearing ''chubby'' as compared to a few years ago.

However, Rudisha, who is now fully healed, has resumed training and, with eight months to go before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic, he is racing against time to shed off some weight in order to be fit.

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