Golden day for Kenya at championships

What you need to know:

  • After struggling with a recurrent knee injury, the 2011 world champion obliterated the field to reclaim the gold in 1:45.84 at a packed Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing.
  • In the 400m hurdles, Nicholas Bett wrote his name in the history books with a breathtaking display in the final hurdle to claim the gold in a national record and 2015 world-leading time of 47.79.
  • Cheruiyot, who won both the 5,000m and 10,000m world titles at the 2011 Championships in Daegu, South Korea, failed to defend her titles in the 2013 Moscow Worlds.

A historic day when Kenya won its first ever gold medal in the sprints was capped by a magnificent performance by 800m world record holder David Rudisha.

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