Kenya's David Rudisha competes in the heats of the men's 800m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Kenya?s David Rudisha competes in the heats of the men?s 800m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Rudisha, 26, is the world record holder over 800m but came second to 25-year-old Ferguson Rotich in Nairobi.

His finish was still enough to make the team for the World Championships in Beijing later this month.

?I am shocked by the defeat but I am happy to have made the team,? said Rudisha, who put the loss down to a lack of fitness.

Rudisha won the 800m world title in Daegu in 2011 but missed the 2013 Moscow World Championships through injury.

?I have not done enough speed work, though I am 90% fit with no injury at the moment. I have three weeks to fix it,? he added.

Agencies

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