'Overweight' Rudisha racing to be fit for Olympics

David Rudisha walks out of the Athletics Kenya Conference at Hotel Sirikwa in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County on December 5, 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • In a separate interview with Reuters, Rudisha noted that he knows his ambition won’t be an easy one especially with the new young crop of athletes.
  • “Nobody has ever done three Olympics and I know it’s very hard for any athlete to win three Olympic tittles. I know it’s not easy because there are also youngsters who are coming up; they are also very enthusiastic, they pose really tough challenge and they want to win,” he was quoted as saying

Double Olympic 800 meters champion and world record holder David Rudisha will be seeking to be the first man to claim a third successive gold in the discipline at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

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