Coach Colm and the Training of David Rudisha

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“The secret is in the head, not the legs.” – David Rudisha

David Rudisha celebrates world record in London

Two Olympic Golds, two World Championship Golds, 800m world record holder.  The G.O.A.T – of that there can be little doubt. Like many star 800m runners, Rudisha hails from the Brother Colm O’Connell stable. Home to thoroughbreds.

Runner’s Tribe took an in-depth look at the coaching of Brother Colm and the training of the G.O.A.T himself, David Rudisha.

  • DOB: 17th December 1988, Kilgoris, Kenya.

Personal Bests

  • 400m: 45.50
  • 600m: 1:13.10
  • 800m: 1:40.91
  • 1000m: 2:19.43

Highlights

  • Olympic 800m Gold, London 2012.
  • Olympic 800m Gold, Rio 2016.
  • World Championship 800m Gold, Daegu 2011.
  • World Championship 800m Gold, Beijing 2015.
  • Multiple 800m world records.

David Rudisha: Melbourne Track Classic, photo by RT

What’s Colm O’Connell’s Secret?

“There is no secret” -  Brother Colm O’Connell

The coaching success of Brother Colm has been previously analysed by both Reuters and  Athletics Weekly.

Distance coach Colm O'Connell observes a local cross-country race in Kenya (Jürg Wirz)Distance coach Colm O'Connell observes a local cross-country race in Kenya (Jürg Wirz) © Copyright

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In summary, the articles provided the below insights into the great man’s coaching:

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