Rudisha wins in Melbourne

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Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha always starts his season in Australia. On Saturday March 21, he continued his clean record in Australia when he won the 800m. It was his second succesive win in 7 days. But this time he did not win as easily as he had done in the previous week.

He had to fend two determined Australians, Alex Rowe and Jeff Risely. Row chased Rudisha closely for 600m before the co-Australian record-holder gave way. Then Jeff Riseley too over the chase and started to close down Rudisha around the final bend. However Rudisha found another gear to win comfortably enough in 1:44.94. Risely was second in 1:45.29.

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Author: mawazo