He’s also out to honor Wilson Kipketer.
Even though he’s from Kenya, David Rudisha, the world-record holder in the 800m, is out to make a famous British runner proud.
According to a report posted on SuperSport.com, Rudisha wants to win gold at the upcoming summer Olympics in London to honor the great middle-distance runner, Sebastian Coe.
Rudisha is also out to win for Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer, who had broken Coe’s world record in the 800m.
“The people I like, who really inspired me how to run my races and how to win are Wilson and Sebastian Coe. Unfortunately they didn’t get a [gold] medal in 800m,” said Rudisha.
“I really like to watch them from time to time,” he went on to say about Kipketer and Coe. “It got me motivated for the world record. I feel like I owe them to get the Olympic title and make a good thing complete. With the help of my friend, Lord Sebastian Coe, it is going to be great and I want to make him proud.”
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