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Hero the Hedgehog is the unsung hero of London 2017

Hero the Hedgehog takes a dip in the swimming pool - better known as the steeplechase pit - at the IAAF World Championships

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Hero the Hedgehog, the official mascot of the 2017 IAAF World Championships, took a dip in the steeplechase pit, a stunt, among others, which is trending on Twitter’s Moments feature.

Hero got his inflatable tube, coned off the water pit, used for the men’s and women’s 3,000m steeplechases, and took a breather, and in doing so entertained the London crowd. “Ermmmm… Hero the Hedgehog, we’re not sure that’s a swimming pool,” the BBC tweeted.

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Seems like a relaxing spot to take in the pole vault.

And Hero’s latest stunt? A somersault down the stairs in the stadium.