• David Rudisha retains olympic 800m title in Rio

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David Rudisha took the men's 800m title in style and became the first man since 1964 to defend the men's 800m Olympic title on Monday.

The-26-year-old world record holder, Rudisha,  by winning 800m gold in Rio  in 1:42.15 minutes became one of the one of the greatest 800m runners of all time.

Algeria's London Olympics 1500m champion, Taoufik Makhloufi, took silver with a time of 1:42.61 minutes, while America's Clayton Murphy took a surprise bronze clocking with a new personal best time of 1:42.93 minutes.

Rudisha, who has also won two world titles, becomes the first athlete since New Zealander Peter Snell in 1964 to successfully defend the Olympic 800m title.

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