David Rudisha: The fastest policeman on the planet

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After David Rudisha’s stunning defence of his 800m Olympic titleovernight, could one of the secrets to his success on the track be his other job as a Kenyan police officer?

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Kenyan journalist Elias Makori told the BBC’s Newsday programme why serving in national services could be a huge boost for the country’s athletes:

They get focused when they are working in the forces and they are given lots of time off from work to train.”

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