Sunday, September 11, 2011
2 WL's from 2 newly crowned world champions at Rieti - Rudisha 800m 1:41.33 n Kiprop 1500m 3:30.46
Two newly Daegu crowned middle distance world champions from Kenya continued their further accomplishments by creating new world leading time each at the 41st Rieti IAAF World Challenge, Italy yesterday.
David Rudisha, 23, the 800m world champion and world recorder holder finished 1:41.33 as the fastest 800m of the year, and similarly Asbel Kiprop, the 1500m world champion did the same feat by clocking 3:30.46 in this event.
This is the 3rd fastest 800m time finished by Rudisha, the 2010 IAAF World Athlete of the Year, (the youngest ever winner) and the 5th fastest in history.
He has an astonishing achievement of setting two 800m world records in a week, the first was the 1:41.09 at the ISTAF IAAF World Challenge Berlin on 22 Aug 2010, breaking the 13-year old world record and one week later at this very place he ran last night, he repeated his triumph by breaking his own world record at 1:41.01 which currently stands.
Watch on YouTube - 800m
watch on YouTube 1500m