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Double Olympic champion Rudisha survives car crash

David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya poses with his gold medal at Rio 2016.

Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha has thanked “the Almighty God” after escaping unharmed from a head-on car crash in his native Kenya.

The world 800m record holder collided with a bus on Saturday while travelling to the town of Kilgoris.

He posted a picture of his crumpled vehicle on Twitter.

“Thanking the Almighty God for the gift of life,” wrote the 30-year-old.

“Saturday night around 1030Hrs I survived a tragic road accident at Keroka on my way home to Kilgoris after a head on collision with a bus plying Kisii Nairobi Route.

“I am fine with no injuries! Thank you for your prayers.”

Rudisha won Olympic 800m gold at London 2012, setting a world record of 1:40.91 in the process, before retaining his title in Rio de Janeiro three years ago.

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