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Rudisha Set For Record Run In Zürich

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 24, 2012
  • Updated Jul. 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM UTC
David Rudisha has dominated the track in Zürich. Photo: Getty Images

The end of August could yield a new middle-distance world record.

The world-record holder in the 800m, David Rudisha of Kenya, is preparing himself for a big race after the Olympics: the Weltklasse Zürich, part of the Samsung Diamond League, on August 30.

“David Rudisha is one of very few stars who have the potential to break the World record in each and every race they line up for,” said meet director, Patrick K. Magyar.

Rudisha, who is just 23, is already heavily favored for a gold medal in the upcoming Olympic Games.

His Olympic form is expected to carry into the Swiss meet.

“I am focusing on the Olympics in London,” Rudisha said. “And after that, I would like to run some really fast times.” After the Olympic Games, Rudisha will return to his European base in Tübingen [Germany] in order to prepare for the Weltklasse Zürich 800m race.”

Thus far, Rudisha has run on the Zürich track twice–once in 2007 and once in 2009.

On both occasions he won the race.

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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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