By Gilbert Wandera
Pacesetter Sammy Tangui who will help Rudisha said this is their plan and with the weather permitting the world should expect a new record on Saturday.
“Paris is always a difficult place to run because of the weather but if it is conducive on that day, we have decided to lower the record even further,” he said.
Rudisha left for Paris Monday night where he will be running his last race before the Olympic games in London, which starts in the next three weeks.
Tangui said if they fail in Paris, then they will certainly go for a new record in Zurich in August.
“This was actually our initial plan because the race comes three weeks after the Olympics,” said Tangui.
Speaking last week after receiving the national flag from President Kibaki, Rudisha did confirm that he will be going for a new record in Zurich in August.
“This year I have been running very well and it is possible to lower my record even further which I will attempt during the Zurich meet,” he said.
Regarding the Olympics, Tangui said the 800m world champion is in great shape to win a gold medal but urged for caution insisting that competitions are a different ball game compared to one-day meets like the Diamond League.
“Competitions are complicated. Anything can happen but he looks good to win a gold medal,” he said.
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