• Rudisha set to open 2016 campaign in Melbourne

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 World 800m record holder David Rudisha (KEN) will open his Olympic season on Saturday, March 5 at the opening IAAF World Challenge meeting in Melbourne.


The Olympic champion Rudisha will open his 2016 campaign with an 800m race where he will take on Australia's best 2 lap runners; Alex Rowe, Joshua Ralph and Luke Mathews.

Other stars announced for the Melbourne World Challenge are Commonwealth Games 1500m champion James Magut (KEN), Glasgow 2014 400m hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer (JAM) and Beijing 2015 4x400m relay gold medallist Christine Day(JAM).

I the men's 1500m will see a clash between Magut and top Australian's Ryan Gregson and Collis Birmingham, while while the 5000m will lead Ben St Lawrence, Brett Robinson and Elijah Kipchirchir (KEN). 

The Melbourne world challenge will be streamed live online. For more streaming details see page here.

See start lists here.

See event schedule here.

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