David Rudisha

David Rudisha

May 18, 2021

David Rudisha Will Not Defend His Olympic 800-Meter Title in 2021

Rudisha's agent says he is not officially retired yet, but he is not in shape to defend his Olympic title.
December 27, 2019

David Rudisha's 1:40.91 WR Gold Medal Run Is's Race Of The Decade

December Madness - our 64-race tournament to determine the Race of the Decade - is over and the London 2012 Olympic men's 800 final has emerged as a dominant winner. When one front-runs a world record on the biggest stage imaginable, pulling everyone behind them save 1 person to a PR, they deserve all the accolades they get.
December 23, 2019

Rudisha vs. Kipchoge: It's the LRC Race of the Decade Final

Our quest to determine the RACE OF THE DECADE, has come down to this: Which was the better race: David Rudisha's WR in London or Kipchoge's in Berlin?
December 20, 2019

LRC's Race of the Decade: The Final Four Is Here!

As we choose the race of the decade, we're now down to 4 and the two most powerhouse #1 seeds now will clash. Which was a better race - Chris Solinksy's shocking upset of both Galen Rupp and the 27:00 minute barrier all at once in his pro 10,000 debut or David Rudisha's majestic wire-to-wire 800m WR in London? And what about Wayde van Niekerk's stunning WR from lane 8 to win Olympic gold in Rio or Eliud Kipchoge's marathon WR?
September 11, 2019

David Rudisha's Strange Summer Continues

The bizarre summer of 2019 for the world record holder in the 800 continues. See for yourself.
July 30, 2017

2017 Worlds Men's 800 Preview: Can Emmanuel Korir Cap an Incredible Freshman Year with a World Title?

History very well may repeat itself in the men's 800 this year. But will it be David Rudisha winning again in London or might it be an upstart NCAA freshman star winning a global title? And don't sleep on Nijel Amos.
June 11, 2017

Usain Bolt Runs 10.03 in His Final Race in Jamaica, Wayde van Niekerk Gets World Leader (19.84) as David Rudisha Gets Beat

Christian Taylor, Allyson Felix, Mo Farah, Jenna Prandini and Ryan Whiting all got wins.
June 06, 2017

WTW: It's Okay To Wear Makeup In War, Several HS Girls Do Better Than Sub-4, And An American Wins Comrades

This week Raevyn Rogers tells us it's okay to wear makeup when going to war, we marvel about a bunch of high school girls that did something more difficult than a 4-minute mile, praise a LetsRun poster for winning Comrades, hand out free coaching advice from David Rudisha and snap photos of a 75-year-old great grandmother.
May 13, 2017

2017 Shanghai Diamond League Recap: David Rudisha Trounced As The Sprinters and Jumpers Steal The Show

David Rudisha was trounced by 19-year old Kipyegon Bett but the other favorites in the mid-d and distance races delivered as Olympic champs Faith Kipyegon and Ruth Jebet were dominant.
May 11, 2017

Are You Ready For Some Saturday Morning Track and Field? 2017 Shanghai Diamond League Preview: Olympic Champs David Rudisha & Faith Kipyegon Open Their 2017 Seasons, Plus Jebet-Kiyeng Round II in the Steeple

On Saturday morning, it will be time to turn off the cartoons and tell the kiddos they'll be watching track as the Shanghai DL starts at 7 am ET. If you don't have kids, maybe the exciting action will put you in the mood to start a family. 
December 27, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 800: David Rudisha Is On Top For 2nd Year in a Row; Olympic Bronze Medallist Clayton Murphy Leads the Americans

The greatest 800 runner ever is our pick for #1 again. There are two Americans in the top 10, but where do Murphy and World Indoor champ Boris Berian rank against the world's best?
September 03, 2016

2016 Berlin ISTAF Results - David Rudisha and Caster Semenya Keep Winning

Bernard Lagat second in 3000m.
August 15, 2016

King David's Reign Continues: David Rudisha Becomes First Man in 52 Years To Repeat As Olympic 800m Champion, American Clayton Murphy Snags Bronze

Rudisha has become the first man since 1964 to repeat as Olympic 800 champ. Clayton Murphy got bronze!
August 12, 2016

Men's 800 Prelims: Look Out World, David Rudisha is "Almost Close" to His 2012 Form; Clayton Murphy Scrapes Through, Boris Berian Advances and 2012 Silver Medallist Nijel Amos Goes Home

Rudisha looked great, leading all qualifiers with his 1:45.09 as Murphy ran 1:46.18 behind him but only made the semis on time. Amos faded badly and was only seventh in his heat in 1:50.46 while American Charles Jock (6th in heat 4) was also among the casualties.