David Rudisha Sets The Tone For Zürich

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 30, 2012
  • Updated Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM UTC
Kenya's David Rudisha flashes thumbs up. Photo: IAAF

The world-record holder in the 800m is ready to light up the track.

Kenya’s David Rudisha isn’t just good; he’s a legend.

He’s set the 800m world record on multiple occasions and now owns an Olympic gold medal from London. Currently, he’s looking forward to the final race of the season: the Weltklasse in Zürich tonight.

“This being my last race of the season, I just want to give my best,” he said.

Some argue that Rudisha’s world record at the London Games was the finest performance on the track.

“We prepared a lot,” he said. “It was an Olympic year, it was very important for us. I already had the World championship title, I already had the World record. The only thing I didn’t have was the Olympic gold medal.

“I was happy that this year I didn’t have any problems, that since the beginning of the year I didn’t have any injury,” he told the IAAF. “And the training had been really good. I had a lot of confidence going into London. Because of the way I had been preparing myself I had no doubts.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at 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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