Botswana’s Nijel Amos repeated his Commonwealth Games win over Olympic champion David Rudisha in the men’s 800 metres at the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich on Thursday.
Amos surged down the home straight to win while Rudisha, who tried to attack from the back, did not have the legs to catch him and finished third after being caught by Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman. “I ran my own race, I felt very good,” said Amos, silver medallist behind Rudisha at the Olympic Games, after winning in 1:43.77.
“It is no surprise for me to win the race today… I do not think about who is in the race, whether it is Rudisha or somebody else.”
Rudisha, the world record holder, said he was glad to be nearly fully fit after an injury-hit season.
“I am at 85 or 90 percent of my shape,” said the Kenyan. “I am not at my best form.
Courtesy of standardmedia.co.ke