Tuesday, June 14, 2011

“I was ready for Doha when the Diamond League started before this cruel injury. But now there is no pain even when I sprint...”

After three months out with an ankle injury, World 800m record holder David Rudisha is looking to return to the track and run a world-leading time in Lausanne on June 30 when he debuts at the Samsung Diamond League race.

In a telephone interview from his base in Tuebingen, Germany, Rudisha said he will have a test run in the French city of Nancy on June 24 where he will be experimenting on the extent he can go in sprinting.

It is after that confirmation that Rudisha will head to Lausanne a week later, seeking to run under a minute and 43 seconds.

World Indoor champion Abubakar Kaki of Sudan holds the world lead of 1:43.68, which he set in winning the two-lap race in Eugene, Oregon, on June 4.