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• Rudisha continues his winning ways in Berlin

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Kenya's double Olympic and World Champion David Rudisha continued his winning at the IAAF World Challenge Meet - ISTAF Berlin on Saturday, September 3.

In his first race since winning his second Olympic gold in Rio, The 27-year-old Rudisha held of compatriot  Kipyegon Bett to win the 800 in 1:43.31. Kipyegon,  the 2016 World Junior Champion, shaved nearly one second from his lifetime best to finish second in 1:43.73. Poland's Adam Kszczot claimed third in 1:45. 01.  

Rudisha's next race will be on September 8 when he takes on the 500m street race in Newcastle, Great Britain. 

The women's 800m race as expected was by won the Rio Olympics champion Caster Semenya of South Africa. Semenya comfortably produced the second fastest time in the world this year of 1:55.68 and was almost 2 seconds ahead of Rio Olympics silver medalist Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, who clocked 1:57.58. Kenya's 2013 world champion Eunice Sum took third place with a time of 1:57.95.

Johannes Vetter, who finished just outside the podium in Rio,  threw a massive personal best of 89.57m to win the men's javelin contest.  Vetter's teammate Julian Weber also impressed by taking second in a new personal best of 88.25m. The women's javelin contest was by won the 2012 Olympic silver medalist Christina Obergfoll who threw 64.28m.

Olympic champion Michelle Carter  of the United States threw 19.68m to beat  2012 Olympic champion Valerie Adam's of New Zealand by only 5cm. 

Saint Kitts and Nevis 40-year Kim Collins crushed the men's 100m field in 10.07. 

See full meet results here.

Watch event videos here.

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