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King Rudisha reclaims title as new kid Bett blows away hurdles

By AGENCIES August 25th, 2015 1 min read

David Rudisha on Tuesday won 800m gold at the World Athletics Championships.

The Olympic champion and world record holder led from the front to secure victory in 1min 45.84 sec ahead of Poland’s Adam Kszczot.


Amel Tuka of Bosnia, who holds the year’s fastest time in the event, took the bronze.

New kid on the block Nicholas Bett handed Kenya a first-ever medal in the men’s 400m hurdles at the world championships on Tuesday when he held his nerve for gold.

Bett clocked a world-leading time of 47.79 seconds, with Russian Denis Kudryavtsev taking silver in a national record of 48.05sec in Beijing.

Jeffrey Gibson of the Bahamas claimed bronze in 48.17, also a national record, as American two-time world champion Kerron Clement was pushed into fourth by one-hundredth of a second.