Sunday, April 3, 2011

800 m. world record

This is old news but I wanted to talk about David Rudisha and his world record 800 in Track. David Rudisha of Kenya currently holds the world record for 800 meters for a time of 1:41.01. The previous world record was held by Wilson Kipketer of denmark (Kenyan born) for a time of 1:41.11. David Rudisha first broke the record with a time of 1:41.09. I personally was oblivious to call it "The official world record" because 0.02 seconds difference is nothing in the 800 meter. The difference of 0.02 seconds could be the difference of not as advanced of timing used in the 90's when Kipketer ran his world record race, so in turn Kipketer could have run a 1:41.09 rather than a 1:41.11. Although Rudisha's time would go in the record books as the world record if he were to never run that fast ever again. Thankfully he did by running a 1:41.01 a few weeks later and in my mind closing the deal on his world record. We shall see what Rudisha can bring us in the upcoming season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYfNElHP0OY

6 comments:

  1. interesting stuff!
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  2. how far is this? because a minute, almost 2 seems pretty long for something measured in meters, when a mile can be run by many in about 5

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  3. i like your blog. keep up the good work

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  4. Ye saw him break that record live on tv, it was awesome.

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