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Moscow 800 Metres

British runner Steve Ovett about to win the 800 metres final at the Moscow Olympics, July 1980. British runner Sebastian Coe (254) won the silver medal, with Nikolai Kirov (707) of the Soviet Union taking bronze. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Olympics Day 13 Athletics Mens 800m

BEIJING - AUGUST 21: (L-R) Ismail Ahmed Ismail of Sudan and Alfred Kirwa Yego of Kenya hug after the Men's 800m Semi Final held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Olympics Day 13 Athletics Mens 800m semifinals

BEIJING - AUGUST 21: (L-R) Michael Rimmer of Great Britain, Abraham Kwemoi Chepkirwok of Uganda, Abubaker Kaki of Sudan, Boaz-Kiplagat Lalang of Kenya and Nabil Madi of Algeria compete in the Men's 800m Semi Final held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Olympics Day 13 Athletics Mens 800m semifinal

BEIJING - AUGUST 21: (L-R) Yusuf Saad Kamel of Bahrain, Ismail Ahmed Ismail of Sudan and Alfred Kirwa Yego of Kenya compete in the Men's 800m Semi Final held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Rudisha shows his world record time

London 2012 - Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha poses for a photograph beside the display showing world record time of 1:40.91 in the men’s 800m.
IOC/John Huet
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Look at this world record!

London 2012 - Timothy Kitum (L) and David Lekuta Rudisha, both of Kenya, point out Rudisha’s 800m world record time displayed on the reader board. Kitum earned bronze with a personal best time and Rudisha won gold in a time of 1:40.91.
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