With World gold in his pocket, David Rudisha (KEN) went to Rieti in search of a shot at his own WR. While he came up just a hair short – 1:41.33, #5 all time – it was his 4th foray under 1:42.00 in the last two seasons. He now owns the #1, #2, #5 & #6 times in history. And the only marks better than today’s run were all WR’s at the time they were run.
The scary thing is the ease with which he churns out these marks – as no one other than the first lap rabbits are able to stay with his long flowing stride. If ever there was a man born to take the WR under 1:41 it’s Rudisha. And I dare say it’s only a matter of time and good health before he does so.
In other action in Rieti LaShawn Merritt (USA) bounced back from his loss at 400 meters Thursday to record an SB 20.14 win in the 200. Likewise Asbel Kiprop (KEN) came back from his loss in Zurich to record a WL 3:30.46 over 1500 meters.
Full results from Rieti can be found here. The weekend action will continue in full force tomorrow with the ISTAF meeting in Berlin. In the meantime enjoy Rudisha’s sterling run.