According to The Star, Kenya's third largest newspaper, 800-meter world record holder David Rudisha still has plans of racing 100-meter and 200-meter record holder Usain Bolt in a 400-meter race. No date or place has been set yet, but Rudisha indicated it would be for charity or simply healthy competition.
Discussion has always taken place as the 400-meter distance being a nuetral battle ground for the two stars to face off. Rudisha ran his personal best of 45.50 at the 2010 Sydney Track Classic. Bolt's personal best of 45.28 came at the 2007 Jamaica Invitational.
Both runners have indicated that they like to start off their seasons with some tune-up 400-meter races. Bolt was on the ground catching his breath after running 46.74 at the Camperdown Classic.
Meet directors and fans have been dreaming of a time when these two will face off. It is only a matter of time and money. What the sport does not need is for the race to be scheduled and then have a repeat of the 1997 faceoff between Michael Johnson and Donovan Bailey. As a memory refresher, Johnson regretted the decision to particiapate and pulled up with a hamstring injury with 50-meters to go.
Rudisha is currently scheduled to race in the Samsung Diamond League's Doha and Brussells meet. Bolt will compete in Rome and Brussels.
Here are the videos of Bolt and Rudisha's personal best 400-meter race, respectively.
Usain Bolt: 45.28
David Rudisha: 45.50
Updated on May 23, 2013, 6:14am