By Gilbert Wandera
Rudisha clocked 1:40.91 in the final of the 800m in London breaking his previous record of 1:41.01 set last year.
Speaking to journalists after receiving Sh2million from Safaricom as a cash reward for winning gold in London and setting a new world record, Rudisha said breaking the world record is not an every day thing.
“Personally, I was not even expecting to break the world record in London because I did not have any pace makers. My focus was on breaking the Olympic record and I was surprised to bring down the Olympic record, I was able to also set a new world record.
“The field was very strong on that day and looking back I believe it was one of the greatest ever performance in 800m. It was very fast and everyone contributed to it. I don’t think we will experience something like this soon,” he remarked.
“For me there is really nothing new that I can do now but try and remain at the top of my game going forward,” he said.
Rudisha also downplayed his Diamond League loss to Ethiopian Mohammed Aman blaming the weather.
“Winning the Olympic gold medal was more important because it comes only once in four years but the Diamond League is held annually. Of course it was disappointing to lose to Aman in Zurich but on that day it suddenly rained and the weather got the better of me.
“I always struggle to run in the rain and on that day it affected me but it is now behind me,” he said.