David Lekuta Rudisha, MBS is a Kenyan middle-distance runner. He is the 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, World champion and world record holder in the 800 metres.
Kenya’s defending champion David Rudisha wins 800 Metres final at Rio Olympics
Kenyan David Rudisha produced a last-lap kick to defend his Olympic 800m title in style on Monday.
Rudisha, also the world champion and world record holder, timed a season’s best of 1min 42.15sec to become the first man in 52 years to defend the 800m title. Algeria’s reigning Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi took silver in a national record of 1:42.61, with American Clayton Murphy edging French hope Pierre-Ambroise Bosse for bronze (1:42.93).
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