Nicholas Bett, Kenya’s former World Champion in the 400m, died in a car crash on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old and twin brother hurdler only recently represented the East African nation, in the just concluded African Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018.

Brother, Aron was a member of the Kenya 4x400m relay team who won gold in the delta state capital.

Bett became the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in a distance race shorter than 800m in Beijing 2015 World Championship.

Kenya’s 400m Beijing 2015 Gold medallist died in a car crash on Wednesday.

The two-time African Championship bronze medallist was killed in a car crash in the early-morning crash in the country’s high-altitude training region,  Lessos, Nandi County.

Kenyan Police boss, Patrick Wambani, confirms the athlete was driving home from Nairobi when he lost control of his vehicle which rolled along the Eldoret-Kapsabet road.

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