NANDI, Kenya – Former Kenyan 400 meters hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett, 28 has died in a road crash in Nandi County in Kenya.
Police Commander Patrick Wambani told Tuko News that his death was confirmed by his family and Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani who said Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
According to police Bett hit a bump in the road at high speeds before losing control of his car at Sochoi near Lessos.
Brett made his breakthrough nationally at senior level with a run of 50.39 seconds to place third at the Kenyan Athletics Championships in 2011.
He was part of Team Kenya that competed at the just concluded African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, was traveling back home from Nairobi, Tuko News Reported.
He became the first Kenyan to win a world gold in hurdles after his magnificent run in Beijing at the 2015 IAAF World Championships.
He was also twice an African Championship medalist, and his twin brother Haron Koech is also a 400m hurdler.