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WR holder David Rudisha reveals alter ego as world’s fastest police officer

David Rudisha, the Olympic champion and world record holder in the men's 800m, showed off his lesser-known side on social media this week.

David Rudisha

Those familiar with David Rudisha, the world record holder in the 800m, are probably more accustomed to seeing the Kenyan athlete in running attire. Recently though, he posted a photo of his lesser-known side as a police officer sporting the complete kit.

“Many are used to seeing me in running outfits but this is the other look outside the track! Proud police officer,” Rudisha wrote on Facebook on June 21. He’s quite active on social media and two weeks ago posted a Garmin selfie showing everyone that even he gives in to social media temptations sometimes.

The 27-year-old is the reigning Olympic champion in the men’s 800m. He set the current world record, 1:40.91, in the Olympic finals in London in 2012 and will look to make it two-in-a-row at the Rio Olympics in August.

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It’s not uncommon for Kenyan runners to be affiliated with and represent government organizations during local races. The annual Kenya police cross-country championships in Nairobi this year featured world half-marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor, 1,500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and 10,000m world champion Vivian Cheruiyot.

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It’s unclear what position Rudisha holds within the police department. Still, Rudisha does look very sharp (and fast) in the Kenya police uniform.