•The 33-year-old two-time world champion said he had considered making a comeback on track but the emergence of talents like Emmanuel Korir made to change his mind.
•The two-time Olympic champion admitted that age is catching up with him hence the need to transition into coaching in a bid to help unearth more talent.
World record holder in 800m David Rudisha is considering transitioning into coaching.
The 33-year-old two-time world champion said he had considered making a comeback on track but the emergence of talents like Emmanuel Korir made to change his mind.
The two-time Olympic champion admitted that age is catching up with him hence the need to transition into coaching in a bid to help unearth more talent.
"Actually I was thinking of coming back but at my age, I can't make it in my specialty. I have been discussing with my coach about coaching so it is an avenue I look forward to exploiting."
Rudisha spoke at the First All-star Gaelic matches at the RFUEA grounds, Ngong Road. The games are played in Africa in support of climate change in collaboration with Self Help Africa.
He added: "I would have liked to shift to long-distance races but my body is meant for short races. It won't be long before I make my retirement plans public but It's a joy to watch the boys rule the world because that means we are still strong in the specialty."
Rudisha's glittering career has been hampered by injuries. He suffered a setback ahead of his planned title defence at Tokyo 2020— dashing his ambition of becoming the first man to win three consecutive Olympic titles.
Rudisha underwent successful surgery on his left ankle after sustaining a fracture, sidelining him for four months to miss out on the quadrennial show.
Rudisha at the same time said Kenya has the potential to become world beaters in 100m and even relays if Ferdinand Omanyala's achievements are any barometer.
"In 1968, we won silver in 4x4oom and gold in 1972. We must believe in ourselves once again and revive the golden days. Just like the Americans or Europeans, I believe we can rule the shorts races too," he added.
Rudisha was also sad to see Kenya relinquish the steeplechase title it has held for 40 years, saying that is a wake-up call.
"We need to wake up from our recent slumber by going back to basics. We have been dominant in the steeplechase and the recent dismal performance doesn't look good for our future," he added.