David Rudisha Breaks WR, Again! 1:41.01, in Rieti! by Larry Eder

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The picture above is the official finish line shot from the Omega camera of David Rudisha's
second world record in eight days, this one set in Rieti! Following his pacemaker through the 400 meters in 48.20, David Rudisha hit the 600 meters in 1:14.59. Covering the last 200 meters in 26.02,David Rudisha lowered his own world record of 1:41.09 to 1:41.01!  Boaz Kiplangat Lalang was second in 1:42.95!

David ran his second world record in eight days in the city of Rieti, Italy, where the 40th anniversary of the magic end of season meeting takes place! Some tremendous performances, including a new AR at 3,000 meters!

In third place, Nick Symmonds of the U.S. ran a personal best of 1:43.76, with Micheal Rimmer of Great Britain, finishing fourth, also in a personal best of 1:43.89. European 800 meter Champion, Poland's Marcin Lewandowski, finished fifth in 1:44.10 and European
1,500 meter champion, Spain's Arturo Casada, was sixth in 1;44.74.


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Results - 800m Men - Final A

World Record 1:41.09 David RUDISHA KEN Berlin 22 AUG 2010
European Record 1:41.11 Wilson KIPKETER DEN Köln 24 AUG 1997
Meeting Record 1:41.83 Wilson KIPKETER DEN
1996
Italian Record 1:43.7 Marcello FIASCONARO ITA Milano 27 JUN 1973

Rank  Athlete Nation Result
1  RUDISHA, David Lekuta
KEN
WR 1:41.01
2  LALANG, Boaz Kiplagat
KEN

1:42.95
3  SYMMONDS, Nick
USA
PB 1:43.76
4  RIMMER, Michael
GBR
PB 1:43.89
5  LEWANDOWSKI, Marcin
POL
SB 1:44.10
6  CASADO, Arturo
ESP

1:44.74
7  KIVUVA, Jackson Mumbwa
KEN

2:23.39
   TANGUI, Sammy
KEN

DNF

 Intermediate times:
  400m 29  Tangui, Sammy (KEN) 48.20  
  600m 28  RUDISHA, David Lekuta (KEN) 1:14.59  






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