NAIROBI, Kenya — Daniel Rudisha, an Olympic silver-medalist runner in 1968 and the father of two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha, has died. He turned into 73.
David Rudisha made the assertion on Thursday, saying his father had a heart attack on Wednesday while present process dialysis remedy. The elder Rudisha had struggled with diabetes for decades and were in the in depth care unit this week.
“Our beloved father unfortunately left us closing night time,” David Rudisha said. “He had recovered and became on his manner to great health having been taken off the in depth care unit. He turned into speakme nicely and joking as common while undergoing his dialysis remedy however at round eleven p.M. He suffered a unexpected heart attack.
“We will attempt to remain robust at some point of these difficult instances.”
Daniel Rudisha received silver inside the 4×400-meter relay at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, considered one of Kenya’s earliest successes in track. Kip Keino broke onto the scene to win gold for Kenya inside the 1,500 meters at the equal Olympics.
David Rudisha, a world record-holder and -time international champion inside the 800, often mentioned his father as his proposal. He gave his dad his first gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics, whilst he set the modern-day global record. David posted photographs of himself and his father on Twitter this week.