Kenya’s David Rudisha wins 800m Olympic Gold

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 9th, 2012
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David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya leads the pack in the Men’s 800m Semifinals on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

While the world watches Usain Bolt try to record a historic double on Thursday by winning the 200 metres, one other athlete could steal some of Bolt’s thunder; David Rudisha.

The 23-year old Kenyan dominates his event, the 800 metres, even more than Bolt dominates sprinting. Rudisha not only holds the world record, at 1:41.01, he has run six of the ten fastest times in history. He hasn’t lost an 800 in three years and he destroyed the field at the world championships last year. No one has come within two seconds of Rudisha this season.

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