From Inside the Games/Athletics Illustrated

According to Inside the Games, Kenyan, David Rudisha, expects to return to competition next year.

The 800-metre world record holder is attempting to come back from injury to earn a third Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.

He will miss the IAAF World Championships in Doha later this month. He won gold in the 2011 Daegu and 2015 Beijing world championships.

Last month Rudisha was involved in a bus crash, where he escaped without suffering injuries.

He hopes for a return to competition next year, as the two-time world champion targets a third Olympic crown.

“I am expecting to return next season and I am preparing for that,” Rudisha told Capital Sport.

“My main target is the Olympics.

“For me, health comes first and all this time I have been monitoring and taking care of my injury.

“Now it is almost out of the way I am now planning on a comeback until the beginning of next season.

“I have not yet planned on any races but definitely when the season starts, I will get a few races to measure myself.”

Rudisha has run as fast as 1:40.91 from the 2012 London Olympic Games. He defended that title four years later at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Another sprinter suspended

Another provisionally suspended athlete was announced today by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) when Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye was notified due to her three alleged whereabouts failures.

She is the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games champion over 100-metres and won silver at last month’s Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She will now miss the World Championships.

Apparently, Ahye’s missed tests came on June 23, 2018, and February 23 and April 19 of this year.

Christian Coleman’s reinstatement for his three missed tests likely set a precedent for other athletes who may have been tested many times but failed to be available three times in a 12-month period.

“It is serious, but generally and usually it is really about the athlete’s support team helping and assisting the athlete to make sure that the whereabouts process is updated and that specific attention is paid to it.

The World Championships in Doha will begin on September 27 and run to October 6.

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