Rudisha aims to maintain world record at IAAF Championships

By Richard Munga

World 800m Record holder David Lekuta Rudisha has maintained that retaining his title is his main agenda when Team Kenya travels to London for the IAAF World Athletics Championships next month.

According to the Olympic gold medalist who believes the team that has been camping at the Kasarani stadium since Monday, has the ability to replicate the impressive performance in Beijing in 2015 when Kenya topped the medal standings with 16 medals; seven gold, six silver and three bronze.

Rudisha insisted that he is under no pressure to replicate his past performances.

Raymond Kibet, who will go up against compatriots Alphas Kishioyan and Collins Omae in the 400 Meters race in London, believes that after participating internationally for the first time in the Olympics last year, a podium finish shouldn’t be hard to achieve.

His female counterpart Maximilla Imali, who broke the 33-year 400m Kenyan record when she glided to victory at the National Athletics Championships, hopes she can improve her best time of 51.18 seconds, in London.

Team Kenya has 49 Athletes for the 16th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships slated for 5th -13th of August at the London Stadium.


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