Nicholas Bett won 400m men’s hurdles in the ongoing IAAF World Championship in Beijing,China to become the first ever Kenyan athlete to bags a medal in the race in history.
Running at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Bett stormed into victory clocking in a world leading time, and a personal best of 47.79 seconds ahead of Russian Denis Kudyavster who finished second in
48.05. Jeffery Gibson from Bahamas finished third in 48.17 seconds to take home bronze medal.
This is a remarkable performance for Bett who won National Trials in 48.29 seconds.
In the absence of his closest competitors Nijel Amos of Bostwana and Egyptian Mohammed Aman who failed to qualify for the finals, Rudisha was favorite to win the race and indeed he proved his worth by
clocking in a time of 1:45.84 to finish first.
Polish Adam Kszcsut came second in 1:46:08 while Amel Tuka of Bosnia finished third.
Earlier in the day Faith Kipyegon finished second to bags silver for Kenya in a 1500m women’s race that was won by Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba.