Kilgoris celebrates Rudisha’s Olympics victory
Celebrations broke out in Kilgoris town following David Rudisha's victory at the London Olympics 800 metres race. Rudisha pocketed a gold medal and broke his own world record. More than 1,000 locals joined Rudisha’s family to watch the race live on three giant screens mounted by the Procter and Gamble Company next to the Kilgoris bus stage on Thursday night.
His long-time coach Stephen Marai was overwhelmed with emotions and fainted for some minutes. He lost his phone and money. “Rudisha has proved to the world that he is still the best in the 800 metres race,” said Marai. Rudisha’s elder brother, who spoke on behalf of their family, said they were sure that David will win the 800 metres race but were grateful to God that he was able to break his world record. “The Rudisha family is very proud of David’s success and we are planning a huge party in his honour as soon as he comes back home from London after the Olympics,” said Benson.
Daniel Rudisha, the athlete’s father, who spoke to the Star at his Oltanki home, said he is proud of his son’s achievement adding that he believes he has the potential to break his new world record in the future. “David is a very disciplined athlete who follows the instructions of his coaches besides living a responsible life which will enable him to do even better in the future,” said Rudisha. Locals flocked various entertainment joints where they partied to honour Rudisha's victory yestrerday morning.