Kenya’s 2015 World 400m hurdles Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident.
The sad news was confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday, August 8, with reports saying the vehicle he was.traveling in hit a bump, veered off the road and rolled.
The accident happened in Nandi, Uasin Gishu County, and the news of his demise was confirmed by his family and Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani.
Bett, 28, became the first Kenyan to win a World title in the sprints when he strode to victory at the 2015 Worlds at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, China.
His winning time of 47.79 seconds not only saw him best a strong field but also break Eric Keter’s national record of 48.24 which was set 22 years earlier in 1993.
The former volleybaler won two bronze medals (400m hurdles and 4x400m relays) at the 2014 Africa Championships in Marrakech, Morocco.
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By Steve Ayoo (@Steifmaster88)