David Lekuta Rudisha Biography


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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What age is David Lekuta Rudish?

David Lekuta Rudisha was born on 17th December 1988.


Rudisha was born in Kilgoris, Narok County, Kenya.


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.

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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.


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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