King Rudisha tore away from the pack during the second and final lap, never looking back Photo: Courtesy

By William Osoro(@iamosoro)

After an emphatic 800m men’s final win, Kenyan superstar David Rudisha is officially a double Olympic champion, defending his 2012 London win in style.

King Rudisha tore away from the pack during the second and final lap, never looking back. Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi and USA's Clayton Murphy were left in the wake of Rudisha’s dust.

Kenyans have since taken to social media to hail the champ: