RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Middle distance runner David Rudisha won gold — but didn’t get a world record this time as he did back in 2012.

The Kenyan won his second Olympic title in a row on Monday by swerving into the lead just after halfway and using his long strides to kick for home.

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The only one to keep close was Taoufik Makhloufi, the 1,500 gold medalist at the London Games four years ago.

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Between the two middle distance champions, Rudisha never gave the Algerian a chance and won in 1 minute, 42.15 seconds, over a second of the time he set at the Olympics four years ago.

Makhloufi ran an Algerian record of 1:42.61 and Clayton Murphy of the United States set a personal best of 1:42.93 for bronze.

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