Double Olympic 800 meters champion and world record holder the now Chubby and out-shapped Police constable David Rudisha will be seeking to be the first man to claim a third successive gold in the discipline at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Rudisha who holds the world record with an official time of 1:40.91 in the 800 meters, has been struggling with a recurring leg injury that has hindered his training program.
“I have fully recovered and already started training. My aim is to defend my Olympic title in Tokyo but I know it won’t be easy. I am working on shedding off some weight then see how my body reacts to the training,” Rudisha said.
The 30-year-old police Inspector is currently engaging in light training before taking in more rigorous program that would determine his level of fitness.
In a separate interview with Reuters, Rudisha noted that he knows his ambition won’t be an easy one especially with the new young crop of athletes.
“Nobody has ever done three Olympics and I know it’s very hard for any athlete to win three Olympic tittles. I know it’s not easy because there are also youngster who are coming up, they are also very enthusiastic, they pose really tough challenge and they want to win”