Kenyan Track Star David Rudisha is a top favorite for the London Olympic Games
Posted by African Press International on August 3, 2012
Did you know? Kenyan Track Star David Rudisha is a top favorite for the London Olympic Games
• Kenya’s David Rudisha broke the 13-year-old men’s 800-meter world record for the second time in eight days in August 2010.
He clocked 1 minute, 41.01 seconds in the two-lap race meeting in Rieti, shaving 0.08 seconds off his mark set the previous weekend in Berlin.
• He is the only runner to have run under 1 minute 43 seconds this year and has lost only one race in nearly three years – last September in a sprint finish at the end of a long season.
• London 2012 will be Rudisha’s first Olympic experience since an injury kept him out of the Beijing Games. Experts consider him a likely athlete for gold medal glory and even perhaps a new world record at the London Games.
Source: Guinness World Record
Source: Vanity Fair