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Daniel Rudisha

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDaniel Matasi•Rudisha
Used nameDaniel•Rudisha
Born11 August 1945 in Kilgoris (KEN)
Died6 March 2019 in Nakuru (KEN)
Measurements180 cm / 76 kg
NOC Kenya


Daniel Rudisha was a 400 metre runner who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 4x400. He also competed in the open 400, but did not get past the first round. His 45.5 time for 440 yards in 1967 ranked him 7th on the year list for the event.

Rudisha later became a school teacher and coach, eventually becoming District Education Officer in Kenya. His son, David Rudisha, became better known as the 800 metre gold medalist at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and setting the first world record under 1:41.

Personal Best: 400 – 45.5y (1967).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Daniel Rudisha
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h3 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Kenya 2 Silver

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