Ferguson Cheruiyot beats strong field, Rudisha struggles


800m runner Ferguson Cheruiyot is currently in the best form of his life. He won the men’s 800m at the Stockolm Diamond League meet, beating a strong field that included compatriot David Rudisha, Frenchman Pierre Ambrose and Adam Kszczot of Poland

It was Rudisha who took the lead after the first lap, leading until the back straight when he was challenged by Ambrose. Rudisha fought gamely to keep his lead until the final straight when he was passed by three runners.

Cheruiyot  turned on the after-burners in the last 50 metres and outpaced them all to win his second diamond league race. The win leaves Cheruiyot as a candidate for a medal in this event at the Rio Olympics.

Rudisha struggled but then again he always seems to struggle in rainy conditions. His form is OK judging by how he wan the 600m race at Birmingham.

“I am a bit disappointed. I came here to run fast but the weather today was not so great, these are not my conditions. I am really in good form so I am a bit sad I can’t run far in these conditions. I still have one race and I know I am in in 1:43-1:42 shape.” he said

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