BREAKING: 2015 World Champion athlete killed in car crash, aged 28


WORLD champion hurdler Nicholas Bett has died in a car crash in Kenya.

The 400-metre hurdles gold medalist has been killed in a road accident, police have said.

The 28-year-old was killed in his home country of Kenya near Nandi a day after returning from the Continental Championships in Nigeria.

His family and police confirmed the tragic news this morning.


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CHAMPION: The 400-metre hurdles gold medalist was killed in a car crash

Bett is reported to have died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch.

Police said the athlete hit a bump before losing control of his car.

Bett made history at the 2015 Beijing World Championships when he became the first Kenyan to win a Worlds gold in the hurdles after competing in the 400m race.


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TRAGIC: Bett made history when he won gold in the 2015 World Championships

He is a also two-time African Championship medallist, whose twin brother Haron Koech is also a 400 metres hurdler.

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