David Rudisha, London DL, July 2015, photo by PhotoRun.net
In London, during the Olympic Games of 2012, David Rudisha made history.
His run from the front, devil may care, 800 meters captured the hearts and souls of 80,000 fans in the Olympic Stadium and the three billion watching on TV.
His World Record, his gold medal, were won in a way that most athletic fans dream about: great field, great shape and gutty tactics. His World Record gave David Rudisha near deity status.
Then, David fell back to earth. He became human once again.
Injured in 2013, it has taken David nearly three years to regain most of his shape.
But now, David is confident. Not 100 percent there, but able to do some tough speed workouts with 120 meters, 150 meters, 200 meters and 300 meters, David no longer has any knee pain. ” My 300 meters in 33 seconds did not hurt. When I was running them in 35 seconds, I had knee pain. No longer.”
As a wide, quiet and confident smile comes across the face of David Rudisha, one wonders how exciting this final with be, over two laps infront of the fans in Beijing!
This interview was done at the adidas Hospitality Lounge on August 20, 2015 by Larry Eder.
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