David Rudisha, adidas GP, photo by PhotoRun.net
David Rudisha has spent most of this year rebuilding his fitness and racing form. He has had some good moments, but, for the world record holder, this season has had its’ frustrating moments.
The Weltklasse will be his final event of the season. David Rudisha told us at the Birmingham press conference that he wanted to protect his DL lead, but he has a difficult task on 28 August. The field will be tough and the stakes are high.
In a recent piece with EME News, David Rudisha speaks about his desire to have the world best for 600 meters. He ran a 1:13.71 for the 600 meters in Birmingham last weekend, to the delight of the crowd.
Rudisha wants 600 m world best in future
ZURICH (SUI): World record holder David Rudisha spoke before his last race of the season on Thursday at Weltklasse meet. â€žThis is a difficult season for me. It’s not easy to come back from an injury. I started training very late, in March. By then, I had missed a lot of necessary workouts. Maybe I expected to do better, but I was happy to run with these guys who had been training very well. It’s a challenge if you are not at 100%. Actually, I am at 85, maybe 90% of my form. But I can still run 1:43, probably 1:42 at this time. After Birmingham, I am sure that once I am back in my best shape, I can break the 600m world record. I am going to try again in any case,” he said.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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