By: Jennifer Ochieng | Thu 21 Jul 2016, 12:24
No one can forget David Rudisha’s extraordinary sprint in the 800m race during the London Olympics in 2012 when he went ahead to set a new world record of 1:40.91 in what was described as “the greatest 800m race of this generation”.
Now with the Rio 2016 Olympics getting closer and the likes of Rudisha already stirring up a debate, pop artist Katy Perry has released her anthem for the Olympics – Rise – where she features Rudisha among other athletes like Usain Bolt and Mo Farah.
Way into the video you’ll also see the likes of Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba, Kenya’s Wilson Sang Kiprotich and Stephen Kiprotich who won gold for Uganda in the 2012 London Olympics marathons.
These are just some of the athletes who are looking to make a statement in Rio come August, and Katy Perry’s message in Rise couldn’t be any clearer especially in Rudisha’s case.
With some saying that he’s not in his best form to replicate his London triumph, Kenyans can only hope that their "King David" will once again rise and stun the world with his greatness. And to borrow a line from Katy Perry’s Rise lyrics, here’s to Rudisha’s critics, “Oh ye of so little faith, don’t doubt it. Victory is in Rudisha’s veins.”