• David Rudisha Confirmed to Run 1000m at the Ostrava Golden Spike
World 800m record holder David Rudisha has been confirmed to run 1000m race at the at the Ostrava Golden Spike in June.
"I've never attempted 1 000 before. I don't want to speculate because this is something new," he said. "When doing something new you are not sure. Until I can go there, I don't know what I can do."
Rudisha's manager, James Templeton, says that the 1000m race is just a try to see what Rudisha is capable in longer distances.
"Test yourself at slightly longer event. How is my body going to respond? Am I going to be off the world record or, wow, that was really tough and it put me in a world of pain so forget that," Templeton said. "It's kind of a bit into the unknown so that is nice."
The 1000m world record stands at 2:11.96 set by Kenyan Noah Ngeny in September 5th, 1999 in Rieti.
Ostrava Golden Spike an IAAF World Challenge meet is scheduled forJune 26.