Rudisha, 24, garnered 54 percent of the votes cast in our readers poll.
His third career World record time of 1:40.91 set at the London Olympics in a race the Kenyan lead from start to finish was amazing and undoubtedly the performance of 2012.
David Rudisha's 2012 season also highlights fast times in Melbourne (1:44.33) on March 3; Doha (1:43.10) on May 11; Paris (1:41.54) on June 6; New York (1:41.74) on June 9 and at altitude in Nairobi (1:41.12) on July 21 before finishing with a second place in Zurich (1:42.81) on August 30th.
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