Kenya’s World champion Nicholas Bett dies in car crash

Nicholas Bett, kenya’s first gold winner in the world championship has been involved in a car crash which steered his death.

According to media in Kenya, the 28-year-old was driving in Nandi County today morning when his car swerved off the road while returning from the African Championships in Nigeria, which finished on Monday.

Nandi is a hilly area that athletes use for high-altitude training.

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Nicholas Bett after winning the gold medal in 400m hurdles in 2015: Courtesy photo

Bett became the first Kenyan to get a world championships gold at a distance shorter than 800m when he emerged the best in the 400m hurdles.He was also a two-time African bronze medallist.

In the Commonwealth Games held in Australia this year, Bett was the eighth in the 400m hurdles.

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Nicholas Bett at the finishing point: Internet photo

Bett’s coach, Vincent Mumo, confirmed that at around 6am the athlete hit a bump in the road before losing control of his car.

Patrick Wambani, the Nandi police commander, reported the gold medalist’s death.

Click link to read Bett’s profile. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Bett

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