Kaki & Rudisha’s African 800-Meter Rivalry

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 10:52 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

At 22, David Rudisha is enjoying the fruits of international athletic success. The Kenyan star is heading to this month’s world championships in South Korea as the world record holder at 800-meters and the 2010 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year.  Those are two prestigious titles, for sure, but there are two more that I think Rudisha wants even more – to be crowned a world champion and an Olympic champion. While he’s currently regarded as the fastest athlete in the world in the two-lap race, Rudisha lacks the major title that will cement his reputation.

His main challenger in Daegu at the world championships and in London next year at the Olympics could very well be another African, Abubaker Kaki, Sudan’s two-time world indoor champion at 800-meters. Like Rudisha, Kaki is 22, and the two Africans could provide track fans with a great rivalry for years to come. Check out their exciting duel in London on August 5:

Sonny Young
Since 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

About

Sonny Side of Sports is an energetic and action-packed look at both world and African sports, broadcast on radio, TV and the Internet. Since the show’s creation in 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

The Sonny Side of Sports is broadcast Monday through Friday at 1630 and 1830 UTC/GMT. And on Fridays at 1730 UTC/GMT, Sonny has an expanded 30-minute sports show.

Brighten your day by tuning in the Sonny Side of Sports!

» Listen to the latest show

Facebook

Latest Videos

Contact

E-mail
sonny@voanews.com

Telephone
+1.202.205.9942
When you hear the VOA identification press 60

Postal Mail
Voice of America
Room 1613
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20237
USA

Archives