Last Updated on November 17, 2012 by Jimson Lee
No surprise we see yet another superior performance by David Rudisha in Rieti.
The track is known for its fast times and world leaders after a major Championship.
Yes, it’s the hard track and favorable winds. See conspiracy theories below.
Yes, it’s a “straight finals” meet instead of the rounds.
Yes, it’s after THE biggest meet of the year so they are relaxed and they can go for broke. Or take chances and die trying.
Either way, the payday is nice just for showing up, and setting a world record in the process is bonus.
Here is the video on YouTube. The splits will be updated as soon as I can get them.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.
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Fred B says
We MIGHT see the first sub 1:41 in the 800m at the Olympics next year, it will definately have me on the edge of my sofa.
I doubt the 800m WR will come in London. There are too many rounds of competition to get under 1:41. Reiti was a small meet with only finals. Watch the video and look in the stands. Rudisha ran for the record without having to worry about the gamble of doing so.