Former 400m Hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a car-crash in Nandi County, Kenya on Wednesday.
According to Athletics Kenya (AK) officials, Bett was travelling to see a friend before his car hit a bump, rolled several times and veered off the road. His car landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet.
Athletics Kenya tweeted https://twitter.com/athletics_kenya/status/1027101916575215616?s=19
It was barely 48 hours after returning to his country from the 21st African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria where he represented Kenya in the 400m Hurdles, a race he did not finish due to injury.
Bett won gold in the 400m Hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. He also won Bronze medals at the African Championship in 2014 in the 400m Hurdles and 4x400m relay.