I predicted David Rudisha would break the World Record in Rieti. Perhaps I could still be correct with the meet being one week away.
But my crystal ball is besides the point. David Rudisha broke the world record in Berlin with a 1:41.09, meat slicing a measly 0.02 seconds off the old standard of 1:41.11.
With unofficial splits of 49.1 and 52, we saw a differential of slightly under 3 seconds. 49 point seems to be the sweet spot based on all the sub 1:42 800 meter performances out there.
The video speaks for itself. With the rabbit dropping off shortly after 400 meters, I wonder how fast Rudisha could run if he had a rabbit or pacemaker all the way to 600 meters?