David Rudisha, the 800m Olympic champion and world record holder, has surprised his numerous fans on social media by revealing his less known side – police officer in uniform.
Rudisha posted the photo on his Facebook page with the caption:
“Many are used to seeing me on running outfits, but this is the other look outside the track! Proud Police Officer. #Loveyourjob,” Rudisha stated.
The photo was an instant hit on social media with many of his wowed fans congratulating him for his achievement on the track.
Among those who commented on the photo was Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula with a tweet that read:
Amused to see “King” David Rudisha in police regalia. Is it now policy to dress our policemen in caps that are ill-fitting?
— Sen.Moses Wetang’ula (@Wetangulam) June 21, 2016
One Facebook, one Savio Tavares, had words of praise for the international athletics icon. He wrote:
“David I am Kenyan living in Toronto. My son idolises you and is constantly reviewing your races to learn strategy and style. He is 12 and has just started running 800 and 1500. You make us Proud!”
Another Facebook user, Macduff Okuom wrote: “One of the few cops that EARNED their millions by the old fashion way-working for it. David Rudisha, tonnes of respect for your humility to keep your job in spite of the money you made in athletics.” while Victor Kamau opined: “Y get held up in the police force na uko na pesa?..u shud have started UA own businesses n create employment for a lot pple!!!”