Fans of 800 meter champion David Rudisha were concerned when his wife Lizzy Naanyu posted a message on Facebook. The message has since been deleted.
In the July 23rd post, Naanyu tells him to “stop frustrating me with my kids.” She adds that her heart is heavy and that she cannot hold it anymore.
The athlete is a common figure in Eldoret town, where he owns property in Elgon View Estate. Naanyu and Rudisha got married in 2010 in a traditional Maasai ceremony.
The 31 year old champion who comes from Kilgoris is the son of a 400m relay champion, Daniel Rudisha.
In 2010, Rudisha impressed athletics enthusiasts from around the world when he smashed Wilson Kipketer’s 800m world record by finishing the race in 1:41:09.
It was a race that surprised everyone because he applied a different tactic than what everyone expected. Instead of running a tactical race, Rudisha sprinted all the way to the finish, not giving anyone a moment to catch up.
One week later, he ran an even faster race in Rieti and a few months later he won the Diamond league.