David Lekuta Rudisha Biography

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David Lekuta Rudisha is a Kenyan middle-distance runner and the current Olympic champion, World champion and world record holder in the 800 metres.

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#1988

What age is David Lekuta Rudish?

David Lekuta Rudisha was born on 17th December 1988.

#Born

Rudisha was born in Kilgoris, Narok County, Kenya.

#Education

Rudisha went to Kimuron Secondary School in Iten, Keiyo District, which is known for nurturing several top runners including Wilson Kipketer, the previous 800 m world record holder, who had already held the record for several years before Rudisha joined the school.

#Background #Career #Athletics

In April 2005,  Rudisha was recommended to James Templeton  byJapheth Kimutai , and Rudisha joined the group of runners managed by Templeton, which has at various time included Kimutai, Bernard Lagat and Augustine Choge. Initially he was a 400 metres runner, but his coach, Irishman Colm O’Connell, prompted him to try 800 m. In 2006 he became the world junior champion over that distance.

#Awards

How many awards does David Lekuta Rudisha won or have?

Rudisha has been awarded a State Commendations of Kenya by President Mwai Kibaki.

 

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 1st 800m 1:47.40
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.54
2007 African Junior Championships Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 1st 800 m 1:46.41[34]
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 800 m 1:44.20
2009 World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 1st 800 m 1:44.85
2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 1st 800 m 1:42.84
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 800 m 1:43.91
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 1st 800 m 1:40.91
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 2nd 800 m 1:45.48
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 1st 800 m 1:45.84

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