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  • David Rudisha 1:42.01 (WL, AR)

    This race surely deserves its own thread, Rudisha breaks the 25 year old African Record held by Koskei:

    1 RUDISHA, David KEN WL AR 1:42.01
    2 YEGO, Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:42.67
    3 MULAUDZI, Mbulaeni RSA 1:42.86
    4 SOM, Bram NED 1:43.59
    5 KAMEL, Youssef Saad BRN 1:44.83
    6 RIFESER, Lukas ITA 1:46.94
    7 AL SALHI, Mohammed KSA 1:47.56
    8 ZERGUELAINE, Anter ALG 1:49.41
    KIILU, Vincent Mumo (PM) KEN DNF

    Splits:

    400m 52 Kiilu, Vincent Mumo (KEN) 49.36
    600m 113 RUDISHA, David (KEN) 1:15.76


    Fourth fastest ever and seventh fastest time in history:

    1 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Köln 24.08.1997
    2 1:41.24 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1rA Zürich 13.08.1997
    3 1:41.73 Sebastian Coe GBR 29.09.56 1 Firenze 10.06.1981
    3 1:41.73 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Stockholm 07.07.1997
    5 1:41.77 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz BRA 12.03.63 1 Köln 26.08.1984
    6 1:41.83 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Rieti 01.09.1996
    7 1:42.01 David Rudisha KEN 17.12.88 1 Rieti 06.09.2009
    8 1:42.17 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Tokyo 16.09.1996
    9 1:42.20 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Bruxelles 22.08.1997
    10 1:42.27 Wilson Kipketer DEN 12.12.70 1 Bruxelles 03.09.1999
    11 1:42.28 Sammy Koskei KEN 14.05.61 2 Köln 26.08.1984

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    David Rudisha 1:42.01

    It is fantastic! David Rudisha was unhappily eliminated in the WC semi-final, but he came on to prove his class! Most people neglected him, impressed by Abubaker Kaki, but Rudisha proved he has still something to show. And given the fact that he is still young, we will see a lot of interesting 800m rivalries in the next year.

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    • #3
      Its about time somone broke the Kenya and Africa record. It has lasted for 25 years.

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      • #4
        Re: David Rudisha 1:42.01

        Originally posted by PZhelev
        It is fantastic! David Rudisha was unhappily eliminated in the WC semi-final, but he came on to prove his class! Most people neglected him, impressed by Abubaker Kaki, but Rudisha proved he has still something to show. And given the fact that he is still young, we will see a lot of interesting 800m rivalries in the next year.
        I was rather disappointed with the 800 this year because it was shaping up to be one of the outstanding events for a lot of years to come with the emergence of Kaki, Rudisha and Kiprop and there are also others who are at least capable of sub 1.43 as shown in this race and previously.

        Didn't quite expect him to move up to #4 all-time this season, but he has shown to be in great form after the WC and this didn't come out of nowhere.

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        • #5
          Re: David Rudisha 1:42.01 (WL, AR)

          Originally posted by croflash
          1 RUDISHA, David KEN WL AR 1:42.01
          2 YEGO, Alfred Kirwa KEN 1:42.67
          Which one gets #1 in year-end rankings? Will be a pretty subjective call IMO (unless something even more amazing happens of course).

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          • #6
            There is now a video on youtube.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the you tube video info.

              Finnish broadcast, right?

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              • #8
                Really impressive. To achieve a top 10 all-time performance in this event these days is a pretty big deal.

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                • #9
                  Fantastic performance!
                  Would have loved to see Kaki in this race

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                  • #10
                    Rudisha is only 6 months older than Kaki, so they might well have a good rivalery for a few years to come.

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                    • #11
                      I watched it a coupla times on y*ut*be and had Rudisha in 49.8/52.2 ish, pretty darned impressive!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marlow
                        I watched it a coupla times on y*ut*be and had Rudisha in 49.8/52.2 ish, pretty darned impressive!
                        Seconded - what a run. Apparently, 1:41.10 is not so far out of reach as I had previously thought.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Marlow
                          I watched it a coupla times on y*ut*be and had Rudisha in 49.8/52.2 ish, pretty darned impressive!
                          What made it even more impressive is that the pacemaking wasn't all that good. Killu took a little too long to get to the inside, probably tried to make up for it and went out too fast in the next 200. Rudisha was basically running most of the race from up front and still had enough left to finish strong.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by croflash
                            What made it even more impressive is that the pacemaking wasn't all that good. Killu took a little too long to get to the inside, probably tried to make up for it and went out too fast in the next 200. Rudisha was basically running most of the race from up front and still had enough left to finish strong.
                            Exactly. In fact, it looked pretty much like what some here would call a "real" race--the top 3 were all in it with 150 to go.

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                            • #15
                              The sub-13s, the 2.08, the 1:42.01...all these suggest that the season should NOT end with the Worlds/Olympics, as discussed elsewhere. But I think it should be a small number of meets in a short period of time so that most of what we see are the athletes who still have gas left in the tank.

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