Residents of Kilgoris once again erupted into celebrations following David Rudisha’s second 800m record-breaking act in a week when he blasted to 1:41.01 in Rieti, Italy.

Hundreds of locals thronged restaurants and pubs to follow their illustrious son shatter his own 1:41.09 previous best as the sleepy town came alive. All recreational joints remained packed as early as 5pm as residents took positions to witness the long-awaited event.

Anxiety gripped most joints as adrenaline-filled spectators watched Rudisha outpace his challengers to romp to his second world beating mark inside seven memorable days.

The whole town and its environs was deafened by shouts, singing and dancing when Rudisha smashed his own record. Thereafter, merrymaking followed with free drinks flowing courtesy of Rudisha’s relatives and friends.