Kenyan phenomenon David Rudisha reaffirmed his claims to being the greatest 800 metres runner of all time with a world record in taking victory in the Olympic final in London.
Rudisha became the first runner to dip under one minute and 41 seconds for the two-lap with his brilliant display of front running that saw him stop the clock at 1:40.91.
He held the previous world mark of 1:41.01.
The 23-year-old now owns seven of the top 10 performances of all time and what was all the more astonishing about his effort was the fact he did it without a pace maker.
Nijel Amos of Botswana won silver in 1:41.73 and Rudisha's Kenyan team-mate Timothy Kitum collected bronze in 1:42.53.
Rudisha joins his father Daniel, who won a silver for Kenyan in the 4x400m relay in Mexico in 1968, as a Games medallist.