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Two-time Olympic 800 meter champion David Rudisha of the Kenya uninjured after a plane crash when he returned from a sporting event over the weekend.
The plane that carries the world 800m the record holder and five other passengers crashed in Kajiado District in southeastern Kenya after they attended the annual convention Maasai Olympics compete at Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday.
Rudisha, 33, who won gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016, told the Daily Nation: “All was well after seven or eight minutes of flight when the plane’s engine suddenly went silent.
“(The pilot) saw an empty space where he tried to land the plane but one of its wings hit a tree as the plane started to spin before landing in a rocky field.
“We all came out alive with some soft tissue injuries that were treated before all were discharged, except for one.”
Stephen Ole Marai, Kenyan martial artist Olympic President and former middle distance runner, was transported to a hospital in Nairobi for specialist treatment after sustaining a rib injury.
Rudisha, the world 800m champion in 2011 and 2015, added: “It’s a scary episode when you have your heart in your hands while praying to God.”
“The pilot did an incredible job keeping the plane afloat and stable for long periods of time.”

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