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.
|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|
|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|