Athletics Kenya (AK) has paid tribute to Daniel Rudisha, father of two-time Olympic champion David Lekuta, who died on Wednesday night at his hometown in Kilgoris.
The AK said it remembered Daniel as a ‘legend who set the foundation for the current crop of athletes’ as it confirmed his death in a statement on Thursday.
“It is with great sadness that we at Athletics Kenya learned of the passing of one of pioneer Kenyan athlete, Daniel Rudisha.
“On behalf of the athletics fraternity, we would like to send our deepest condolences to Rudisha’s family and the people Kilgoris at this difficult time.
“We mourn with you and celebrate the extraordinary life of this remarkable athlete who devoted his life to athletics,” the AK said.