Rudisha pulls stunt, pretends to be injured

Friday November 10 2017

World 800m record-holder David Rudisha (left) jogging during a past training session. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

World 800m record-holder David Rudisha (left) jogging during a past training session. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

World 800metres record holder David Rudisha on Friday pulled a stunt pretending he injured himself while training at the Silver Springs, Nairobi.

"I have just gotten acute appendicitis have to cut training short. Headed to the hospital in a swift ambulance," Rudisha tweeted.

Footage showing him alight from the ambulance and jogging to the hospital due to heavy traffic along Ngong Road was shown on a local television.

He later tweeted saying it was all a stunt to highlight the need for better emergency response.

"This was a stunt by @emergencymedke @chapter1KE @18HoursFilm to highlight need for better emergency response."