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2012 Olympics, Men's 800M Final: Kenya's David Rudisha Sets New WR, American Duane Solomon Finishes 4th

It was a hot and humid day at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday as the men's 800M final was set to get underway. And when all the smoke had cleared, it was Kenya's David Rudisha taking home the gold medal after setting a new world record time in the process.

The 23-year-old world torched the competition at Olympic Stadium in a time of 1 minute 40.91 to beat the old world record mark of 1.41.01 that he himself set in 2010.

Nijel Amos of Botswana won the silver medal with a time of 1.41.73, while Timothy Kitum of Kenya took the bronze with a 1.42.53 showing, both personal bests for each olympian.

Southern California native Duane Solomon took fourth with a time of 1.42.82, also a personal best.

Check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

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