– It’s a good start and I hope by London I’ll be on top of my shape, Rudisha said after he demolished the field in his debut on US soil.
Rudisha already owns the two fastest performances in history. He set the world record at 1:41.01 in 2010, two weeks after posting a 1:41.11 mark. Saturday, he stuck right on the rabbit and was never challenged. His countryman Alfred Kirwa Yego finished second in 1:44.49.”I am really satisfied with 1:41!” – It was a good race, Rudisha said. I came here expecting to run a fast race and I was feeling good so I decided to push it a little bit. I was aiming for 1:42, so the 1:41 is fantastic.
Rudisha certainly stole the show at Icahn Stadium but the heavily Caribbean crowd relished the chance to see Jamaica’s Yohan Blake in the men’s 100 meters and he did not disappoint. Blake recovered from a shaky start to edge out Trinidad and Tobago’s Keston Bledman.
Tyson Gay back in business American Tyson Gay ran his first race in a year due to injury and won a B race in 10.00 into a head wind of 1.5 m/s.
– It feels good to be back out here, Gay said. I think my agent tricked me saying he was putting me in a low key heat. But then I get out here and see all the cameras. I was pretty nervous.
The US Olympic Trials starts on 21 June in Eugene, Oregon, and the world champ at 100 and 200 m from Osaka 2007 will focus completely on the 100 m. ResultsJonas Hedman