David Rudisha continues to dominate 800m
The wind and rain held London 800m gold medalist David Rudisha to nearly five seconds slower than his world record pace, but there’s no keeping down the champ: he still won the New York Grand Prix by more than a second Saturday, clocking 1:45.14 to dominate the field.
“The time does not matter,” the Kenyan star said. “It was cold and there was a strong wind down the back straight. It was very tough. The main target for me this year is the world championships.”
The world championships shouldn’t be a problem for Rudisha, who’s won every major event since 2009. Saturday’s win was his second Diamond League victory of the month for Rudisha, only 24-years-old, following an impressive performance in Doha two weeks ago.
Rudisha plans to move up the 1000m later to give himself a new challenge and push the limits of his endurance. He’s also hopes to convince close friend Usain Bolt to go against him head-to-head in an 400m exhibition race to prove he’s the real “World’s Fastest Man.”