After three months out with an ankle injury, World 800m record holder David Rudisha is looking to return to the track and run a world-leading time in Lausanne on June 30 when he debuts at the Samsung Diamond League race.
In a telephone interview from his base in Tuebingen, Germany, Rudisha said he will have a test run in the French city of Nancy on June 24 where he will be experimenting on the extent he can go in sprinting.
Nairobi, Kenya – Olympic, African and Commonwealth 1500m champion Nancy Jebet Langat was the star of the three-day Kenya Defence Forces Championships which wrapped up in Nairobi on Saturday (10 June).
Langat, who has endured a colourless start to her Samsung Diamond League campaign with fifth paces in Rome and Eugene, did just enough to edge out the fields in the women’s 800m and her speciality 1500m as she copy-pasted her performance from the Delhi Commonwealth Games.
The last time Samuel Kamau Wanjiru was received by thousands of his admirers and supporters at Nyahururu Stadium, he was all smiles, and Kenya’s first gold medal in the marathon race at the Olympic Games dangled from his neck.
And on Saturday, thousands were at the stadium when the hearse bearing his remains went on a lap before stopping at the dais.
It was here that Wanjiru honed his explosive talent.