While the details on Rudisha’s WR run are still filtering in, I’ve found video of the race (below) and taken my own rough splits. This run saw Rudisha pass through 400 in 48.9, 600 in 1:14.5, and of course the 800 mark in 1:41.09. I’ve gone through my archives and found the splits for Rudisha’s 1:41.51 as well as Wilson Kipketer’s three WR runs in 1997 and Seb Coe’s 1:41.73.
|1:41.73||Coe||24.4 / 49.7||1:15.0||1:41.73|
|1:41.73||Kipketer||24.0 / 49.6||1:16.3||1:41.73|
|1:41.24||Kipketer||23.0 / 48.3||1:14.5||1:41.24|
|1:41.11||Kipketer||23.8 / 49.3||1:14.6||1:41.11|
|1:41.51||Rudisha||??? / 49.5||1:14.4||1:41.51|
|1:41.09||Rudisha||??? / 48.9||1:14.5||1:41.09|
Watching this video, as scary as it sounds, Rudisha is capable of better and sub 1:41 could be on the horizon.
Below is Wilson Kipketer’s 1:41.11 followed by Rudisha’s new mark of 1:41.09.