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Rudisha Wants To Make Coe Proud In London

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 25, 2012
  • Updated Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:12 AM UTC
David Rudisha is on the hunt for an Olympic gold medal in the 800m. Photo: Gallo Images

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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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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