Rio Olympics: Kenya's David Rudisha defends 800 title, Boris Berian finishes eighth

RIO DE JANEIRO – Kenya's David Rudisha defended his Olympic Games 800-meter title in impressive fashion, blowing away the field with a 1-minute, 42.16-second victory Monday night. Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi was second at 1:42.61, with Clayton...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rudisha defends gold, Murphy takes bronze in men's 800m

Kenya's David Rudisha won his second straight 800m gold, while Clayton Murphy took home the United States' first medal in this event since 1992.
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

‘King David’ defends his Olympic 800m gold medal

Gold: David Rudisha (Kenya) Silver: Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) Bronze: Clayton Murphy (United States) David Rudisha won his second consecutive Olympic 800m gold medal Monday night. The runner nicknamed King David became the first person to successfully defend an Olympic 800m gold medal since 1964. Kenyas Alfred Kipketer led after the first lap, but Rudisha blew past his countryman...
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August 15, 2016  |  Discuss

David Rudisha wins 800m heat

Kenya's David Rudisha, the 2012 Olympic 800m champion, won his 800m heat to advance to the semifinals.
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August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

David Rudisha answers challenge from mentor

David Rudisha's mentor issued a challenge to his pupil when he was just 16 years old. Rudisha proceeded to dominate the 800M race at the London Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
August 05, 2016

No rushing Rudisha: Patience contributes to 2nd world title

BEIJING (AP) This world title came in a tactical race for David Rudisha, so very unlike the wire-to-wire run at the London Olympics that earned him a gold medal and a world record in the 800 meters. For the 26-year-old Kenyan, it felt just as good. Rudisha missed the chance to defend his world title two years ago in Moscow because of an injured right knee which restricted him to...
Via Associated Press
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Amos beats Rudisha in 800m in London Diamond League meet

LONDON (AP) Nijel Amos ran down David Rudisha to beat the Olympic champion by a tenth of a second in the 800 meters at the London Diamond League meet at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Rudisha led into the home straight but Amos, of Botswana, overtook him with 20 meters remaining to clock 1:44:57. Two other London Olympic gold medalists, Greg Rutherford of Britain and Valerie Adams...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudisha now the one who has to catch up

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) David Rudisha has been left behind, and he's not used to it. After two years of injury setbacks, the 800-meter Olympic champion, once untouchable over two laps, has endured a slow, frustrating battle for fitness. Meanwhile, his rivals - including Olympic silver medalist Nijel Amos - are up to speed ahead of the world championships in Beijing next month. As he...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rudisha wins inaugural Olympic award

BANGKOK (AP) Kenyan 800-meter champion David Rudisha has won the inaugural award from the Association of National Olympic Committees as the best male athlete at the most recent Summer Olympics. Rudisha won the 800 at the 2012 London Games in a world record time of 1 minute, 40.1 seconds. The award for the top female athlete in London went to Chinese table tennis player Li Xiaoxia...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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