Rudisha seeks another record
Thursday 30 August 2012
Olympic champion David Rudisha plans to attack his 800 metres world record when he runs his final race of the season today.
Rudisha said he will "try and see if it's possible" to run faster than the 1min 40.91sec he set at the London Olympics when he competes at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich. "That's what I'm looking for," he said. "This being my last race of the season, I think I just want to give my best."
Rudisha led throughout his Olympic victory but will use training partner Sammy Tangui to pace him through the first lap today.
Rudisha's coach, Colm O'Connell, said: "After what he did in London without a pace-setter, you wonder if he really needs one."
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