Last Updated on November 16, 2012 by Jimson Lee
What can I say about the success of David Rudisha that has not already been said?
- Great coaching
- Great planning
- Great teammates as training partners
- A great friend who is good enough to rabbit
- Great teammates for support and friendship
Breaking the WR not once, but twice in a 6 day span shows it wasn’t a fluke accident.
David Rudisha’s manager James Templeton says he can go even faster. Of course he’s going to say that. It will help in negotiating next year’s appearance fees!
I never thought I would see the day when the World Records would be 8.99, 18.99, 42.99 and 1:39.99 for the 100, 200, 400, and 800 respectively.
I thought MJ could have run sub 43 for 400m if he wasn’t injured after his 19.32 in Atlanta. I guess Suzy was right… he should have saved himself for Zurich.
And according to theory, Usain Bolt could run 18.99 based on his 9.58
But it looks like David Rudisha has the ability to slice 1.02 seconds off his WR of 1:41.01
Here is the article on kenyanrunningnews.com
Bro Colm and I were of course aware for some time (certainly since 2006) that Rudisha had such great potential. Rather than talk about world records and the pressures it brings, if anyone asked me of his potential I would say he had the potential to be the fourth athlete to run 1:41.
So plans were always there to maximise his potential. After he ran 1:42’01 in Rieti last year he believed he could break the world record. We did like to talk about it even to Rudisha, but we knew what were the prospects and the plans were there… “said Templeton.
“Bro Colm and I of course but also others such as Ian Kiprono (Colm’s assistant coach) and Japhet Kimutai were all involved in the planning. Also this year a great contribution was his pacemaker and friend Sammy Tangui. Such a vital role he played this year both on and off the track” said Templeton.
“Also I can say in a more indirect way the other members of the training group such as Augustine Choge and Isaac Songok played a role not so much in planning but in support and friendship… and in Europe with Bernard Lagat and Boaz Lalang (both based in US but part of my group).”
“When you are part of a good group there are many positive influences… not necessarily in planning but certainly as positive contributors to a successful season.” … said Templeton.