David Rudisha aiming for 800-meter world record
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
ZURICH (AP) -- Olympic champion David Rudisha plans to attack his 800-meter world record when he runs his final race of the season.
Rudisha says he will "try and see if it's possible" to run faster than the 1 minute, 40.91 seconds het set at the London Olympics when he competes at the Weltklasse Diamond League meet on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Kenyan says "this being my last race of the season, I think I just want to give my best."
Rudisha led throughout his Olympic victory but will use training partner Sammy Tangui to pace him through the first lap Thursday.
Rudisha's coach, Colm O'Connell, says that "after what he did in London without a pace-setter, you wonder if he really needs one."