David Rudisha: Olympic 800m champion on personal struggles, and Tokyo comeback


David Rudisha, pictured in December 2018, attending an event known as the ‘Maasai Olympics’ at Kimana, near Kenya’s border with Tanzania

Snoozing in Nairobi airport’s departure lounge in a navy blue suit, David Rudisha looks like just another businessman having a quick power nap.

His fellow passengers seem pretty relaxed about being in the presence of Kenyan running royalty. My feelings are a little different.

Appropriately for a man who has hardly been seen or heard from in the past three years, the two-time Olympic 800m champion Rudisha has been difficult to track down.

But now here we are, finally face to face with the man who, for some, outshone Usain Bolt