David Lekuta Rudisha, the holder of the world record for the 800 meters, was taken to the hospital after a plane crash on Saturday, December 10.
Official from Athletics Kenya Barnaba Korir confirmed the occurrence, saying that the small plane crashed-landed near the Imbirikana district of Amboseli.
The Olympic champion was being treated at a hospital in Makindu for his injuries, according to Korir.
Images obtained by Kenyans depict the world champion posing next to the crashed airplane, his clothes caked in mud.
He said that shortly after taking off from Kimana Wildlife Sanctuary, the small plane destined for Nairobi crash-landed.
Everyone else on board the aircraft, including Kenya Defence Forces athletics chairman Stephen Ole Marai, was getting medical attention as well.
At the time this story was published, the reason of the disaster had not yet been determined, however early reports suggested that the aircraft, with the flight number FY-BGJ, had technical failure.
This is the second accident involving light aircrafts. A man and his son perished after the plane they were in crashed at the Tsavo East National Park on Thursday, December 8.
The two were linked to the pilot, who had rescued a four-year-old youngster who got lost and wandered off into the large national park.
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