August 4 2012 became a golden night for British athletes as in the London Olympic stadium, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford all won gold medals. But none of the trio grace the cover page of Athletics 2013. That honour goes to Kenyan David Rudisha. The book is the International Track and Field Annual and the editor, and other experts, considered Rudisha’s 800 metres victory to be the performance of the Games. His time of 1 min 40.91 sec was described by Games supremo Sebastian Coe as “one of the greatest Olympic victories”. Lord Coe knows something about Olympic victories, of course, being the only man to have successfully defended the 1500m title. He also held the world 800m record for 16 years.
Apr 26 2013