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World Athletics Championship: Men's 800m Gold Medal Odds Favor Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Kenya's Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir is favored in the men's 800m odds at the 2022 World Athletics Championship on FanDuel.
Kenya's Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir is favored in the men's 800m odds at the 2022 World Athletics Championship on FanDuel. / Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP
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The 2022 World Athletics Championship continues in Eugene, OR, and sports fans are wagering on different events at FanDuel Sportsbook. The World Athletics Championship is defined by track and field, and the men's 800m race will be one event to watch.

World Athletics Championship: Men's 800m Favorites

Kenya's Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir is the favorite to win the Gold Medal with +220 odds. He previously won the 800m gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a time of 1:45.06. However, he also owns a personal-best time of 1:42.05, which is also the sixth-fastest time ever recorded.

Fellow Kenyan Wycliffe Kinyamal and Canada's Marco Arop are tied for the second-best odds at +430. Kinyamal previously won 800m gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games while Arop won gold at the 2019 Pan American Games.

Here are the FanDuel Sportsbook leading favorites and contenders to win the men's 800m gold medal.

Men's 800m Gold Medal Odds - World Athletics Championship

1. Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir (KEN): +220

2. Wycliffe Kinyamal (KEN): +430

3. Marco Arop (CAN): +430

4. Slimane Moula (ALG): +550

5. Djamel Sedjati (ALG): +700

6. Peter Bol (AUS): +2200

7. Gabriel Tual (FRE): +4200

Men's 800m World Record

Kenya's David Rudisha set the men's 800m race world record back at the 2012 London Olympics. He set the record with a time of 1:40.91. He's also the only man ever to record a time faster than 1:41.

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