August 22, 2010 / 2:41 PM / 9 years ago

Kenyan Rudisha breaks men's 800m world record

BERLIN (Reuters) - Kenyan David Rudisha broke the men’s 800 metres world record on Sunday, clocking a time of one minute 41.09 seconds at the ISTAF athletics meeting in the German capital.

Rudisha snatched the world record from Denmark’s Wilson Kipketer, who set a mark of 1.41.11 in 1997 in Cologne, Germany.

Writing by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Sonia Oxley

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