David Rudisha, photo by PhotoRun.net
BANGKOK (THA): James Templeton, the manager of David Rudisha, has said that the Olympic 800m champion is now back to being 100% fit, report Reuters. "Everything's going well now, he's back on track," revealed Templeton. "He was only 85 percent fit last year but he's 100 percent now." Rudisha said that he is looking forward to the major championships of the next two years, saying that next year's World Championships will be a stepping stone to his main goal of the 2016 Olympics.
(Editor's note: David Rudisha is one of the most popular athletes in our sport. His iconic run in London in 2012 was a race that will never be forgotten by those who witnessed the run from the front world record and gold medal run.
When David Rudisha was hurt in 2013, the difference between David's 2012 shape and a return to fitness was all the more tenuous. David was unable to run most of 2013, and in 2014, he ran well, but told me in several interviews, that it would take another year to reach his top fitness level.
I had spoken to Wilson Kipketer, Mr. Rudisha's predecessor in the World record department, this past March. Wilson noted, " getting back into World record shape, takes time and patience. I tried to get back into shape much too fast." Mr. Kipketer was concerned for David Rudisha.
David Rudisha has taken the time to get back into fine shape. James Templeton, David Rudisha's manager is a keen observer of the sport, who watches his athletes and loves the sport. James knows when an athlete is getting back into shape and when they are not.
We look forward to seeing David Rudisha in 2015.
Beijing, the 2015 World Championships, is going to be an amazing championships!)