Dominant David Rudisha clinches 800m crown

David Rudisha led from gun to tape to win the 800 metres in 1:45.84 at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

The Kenyan led the pack round through a cagy opening lap, hugging the inside before launching his decisive kick with 150m remaining.

Poland’s Adam Kszczot and Bosnia’s Amel Tuka finished second and third respectively.

Despite a low-key season, Rudisha was handed a huge opportunity at world gold when pre-race favourite Nijel Amos was eliminated in the semi-finals.