OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Rudisha powers to new world record as Osagie rewrites his personal best
DAVID Rudisha shattered his own world record as he rewrote yet another of his sport's landmark times.
INCREDIBLE: Andrew Osagie congratulate 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha after he smashed the world record
Rudisha powered to Olympic gold in 1:40.91 - the first man to ever run below 1:41.00 - as Great Britain's Andrew Osagie clocked a new personal best but came home last in a final pitted with national records.
Osagie - whose breakthrough season started with a bronze at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul - clocked 1:43.77, carving nearly a second off the best time he ran earlier this season in New York.
And only Seb Coe, Steve Cram and Peter Elliott have ever run faster in a British vest.
"My time would probably get medals at any other major championships but that time of David's was incredible," he said.
"I've come to the Olympics and I've run a personal best in the final but still come last, so there is lots of work to do.
"But this gives me great confidence, my aim was to get to the final but I still wanted a better performance.
"I thought I judged my pace perfectly but they never came back to me, although it was an absolute honour to be in that race with those guys.
"I've had a great time, enjoyed every minute and hopefully people know to watch out for me in the future."