Rudisha beaten in Ostrava Golden Spike 1000m

Kenya Sports news:  David Rudisha in action in the 800m (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright. NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 – Two-time Olympic Cham...

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David Rudisha in action in the 800m (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright.

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 28 – Two-time Olympic Champion David Rudisha’s dream of winning the Ostrava IAAF Golden Spike 1000m on his debut hit a snag when the world-record holder finished fourth in a race won by compatriot Nicholas Kipkoech.

Having started off well to led the better part of the race, Rudisha found the going tough towards home straight when he was overtaken by Kipkoech who went on to win the race in 2:18.51 ahead of Jakub Holuša of Czech Republic who timed 2:18.60.

Having skipped the Kenyan Trials for the London IAAF World Championships, Rudisha looked fit, rushing at the front as it is his tradition to take control of the race behind the pace maker.

Kipkoech followed right on the shoulder of Rudisha heading to the bell as Ryan Gregson of Australia struggled to outmuscle the Kenyans but the world champion was quick to respond  heading to the final 200m.

However, Rudisha could not keep on the momentum as he was out of gas to see him finish fourth in 2:19.43 behind third placed Filip Sasínek of Czech Republic who returned 2:19.03.

-More to follow-

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