Daniel Rudisha

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Daniel Rudisha
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Kenya
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City 4x400 metre relay

Daniel Rudisha (born August 11, 1945) is a Kenyan former sprint athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.

Born in Kilgoris, Rift Valley Province, he competed for Kenya in the 1968 Summer Olympics held in Mexico City in the 4 x 400 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Munyoro Nyamau, Naftali Bon and Charles Asati. He also competed in the 400 metres at those Olympics, finishing a non-qualifying 6th in his heat.

After retiring from the sport, he became a school teacher and a coach.

As a coach, he has trained many top class Kenyan athletes, including Billy Konchellah, who won the 800 metres at the World Athletics Championships in 1987.

His son, David Rudisha, is also an athlete and current Olympic Champion at 800 metres, having set a new world record in the final at London 2012 and defending his title in the 2016 Rio Games.