World champion Nicholas Bett out of London squad

Kenya's Nicholas Bett cannot believe it after winning the men's 400 metres hurdles athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing on August 25, 2015. PHOTO | PEDRO UGARTE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • World 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett will not defend his title during the World Championships due August 4 to 13 in London.
  • Bett, who made history as the first Kenyan to win gold in sprint events a World Championships, accomplishing the feat during the 2015 event, has been ruled out with a right leg injury.
  • Bett’s manager, Jukka Harkonen, has to that effect written to Athletics Kenya, briefing them about Bett, who has a serous stress fracture on his fibula bone.

World 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett will not defend his title during the World Championships due August 4 to 13 in London.

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