30th March 2020
DIAMOND LEAGUE DIARIES - 2014 DAVID RUDISHA MATCHES 800M WORLD LEAD
At 2014’s Glasgow British Athletics Grand Prix, Kenya’s David Rudisha lit up Hampden Park with a scintillating 800m run that saw him mark his return from injury with a joint world leading time of 1:43.34.
Rudisha arrived in Glasgow off the back of an injury sustained in the United States at the New York leg of the Diamond League tour, where he secured victory in 1:44.63.
In Glasgow, he had set his eyes on claiming the fastest time in the world, which stood at 1:43.34, a time set by countryman Asbel Kiprop at the Paris Diamond League.
He began on his mission in good form, keeping some distance from the pacemaker but at the head of the pack as they took the bell.
He then continued to accelerate away from the rest of the field, leaving the United States’ Erik Sowinski chasing his shadow as he opened up a 10 metre lead at the 600m mark.
The gap continued to widen as the metres wore on and Rudisha showed no signs of letting up, powering through the tape well ahead of the rest of the field for his second win on the circuit of the year.