David Rudisha, the world record holder in the men’s 800m, gave in to the temptation of sharing his recent run on social media by posting a Garmin selfie to Facebook. The Kenyan middle-distance specialist was doing a run in Bushy Park in Teddington, England on June 8.
The Olympic 800m champion was in nearby Birmingham for the Diamond League on June 5. He won the 600m in 1:13.10 setting an African record, meet record, Diamond League record and world lead. The Diamond League is a circuit of elite-level track and field competitions held annually in cities across the world.
According to his post, Rudisha went for a 7K run and averaged 3:24-per-kilometre burning 551 calories. The 27-year-old ran at 10:03 a.m. local time. By the looks of it, Rudisha uses a Garmin Forerunner 220 for tracking his runs.
“Good run for an 800m athlete,” wrote Rudisha, who has run 1:40.91, on his Instagram post. He’s active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In addition to the Garmin photo, the Adidas-sponsored athlete also posted a selfie of himself in the 1,100-acre park. Bushy Park is a popular spot for runners in the London area. It’s well-known for hosting the Bushy Park Run, a popular series of weekly runs held at no-charge to runners.
Rudisha is expected to race again at the Stockholm Diamond League on June 16 in his signature event as he prepares to defend his Olympic 800m title in Rio this August.