He ran very well there last year.
Australia is a special place for 800m specialist David Rudisha. The Kenyan kicked off his season last year in the “land down under” and it eventually led him to a world championship gold medal.
This time around, he hopes it will get him to the Olympic podium. Rudisha is competing in the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour.
“Australia has been good to me for the past two years in my preparation, so I am happy about returning there again,” he said. “The people are friendly, the meets are good and it works as a very good start to my year. This year we of course have the Olympic Games and that is the big focus for all athletes, but I want to run well throughout the year.”
Rudisha was on fire at this time last year in Australia. In January, he clocked 1:43.88 in the 800m at the IAAF Melbourne Track Classic and then ran 1:44.80 in Sydney two weeks later.
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