Kenyan 800m golden boy conquers the world throne by claiming the fastest time in 800 Metres of 1:41:09. This outstanding performance by the 21 year old is an icing to the cake that has been his season this year.
|The Outstanding Rudisha
In June, David Lekuta Rudisha
crushed Sebastian Coe's Oslo Diamond League meeting record at 1:42:04. (Note
: Brit Sebastian Coe also held the World Record for 11 years preceding Kipketer's 13 year reign.)In July he again clocked 1:41:51 in Belgium; what happened to be the second fastest time since Denmark's Kenyan-born Kipketer
set the World Record 13 years ago (Wilson Kipketer Former WR 1:41:11 in 1997)
. With this time, Rudisha had seat himself as the No. 2 of all time, and set the African Record.
Rudisha breaks the World Records 2 days before it celebrates 14 years as Kipketer set it on Aug 24 1997 in Cologne, Germany. The now World No. 1 David Rudisha claims this was his "first real attempt
" at breaking the world record, and he is confident he can improve the time
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Kenyan born Dane Wilson Kipketer, 37 said the he was glad
to see the record go to Africa after being in Europe for so long. [Britain's Sebastian Coe 11 years, Denmark's Kipketer 13 years, now Kenya's David Rudisha
]. He said that he was not surprised as Rudisha had been running well since last year and he expected David to break the record any day.
"Rudisha is the young blood
, like Usain Bolt
in the 100m. Usain is 24 and David only 21, so they are part of the new generation of athletics stars," Kipketer said.