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Former athletics world champion Nicholas Bett dies in road crash

Nicholas Bett celebrates winning the final of the men's 400m hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China on August 25, 2015. Bett died on Wednesday morning in a road crash in Nandi County. AFP PHOTO
Nicholas Bett celebrates winning the final of the men's 400m hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China on August 25, 2015. Bett died on Wednesday morning in a road crash in Nandi County. AFP PHOTO

The 2015 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident in Nandi County.

Mr Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road on Wednesday morning.

Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani confirmed the death, saying preparations were being made to take the body to a nearby mortuary.

The commander added that the athlete hit a bump before losing control of his car at Sochoi near Lessos.

Bett – who was part of Team Kenya that competed at the just-concluded African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria – was travelling back home from Nairobi.

The highlight of Bett’s athletics career was winning the men’s 400m hurdles title for Kenya during the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.



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