David Rudisha celebrates after setting a world record in the men's… (Anja Niedringhaus / Associated…)
LONDON — David Rudisha of Kenya broke his own world record in the 800-meter run Thursday night, a feat met with roars from the crowd at the Olympic Stadium.
Rudisha was timed in 1 minute 40.91 seconds, trimming his previous record of 1:41.01.
Nijel Amos of Botswana was second, in 1:41.73 and Timothy Kitum of Kenya was third in 1:42.53.
The two U.S. entrants came close to a bronze medal. Duane Solomon of Rosemead ran a personal-best 1:42.82, followed by Nick Symmonds of Springfield, Ore., at 1:42.95.
In the semifinals of the women’s 800-meter race, Alysia Johnson Montano of Canyon Country had the fourth-best time, 1:58.42, and advanced to the final. Alice Schmidt of Coronado (2:01.63) and Geena Gall (2:05.76) did not advance.