Nicholas Bett died in a car accident 2 day after returning from the African championships in Nigeria
The Kenyan former world-wide 400 m impediments endorse Nicholas Bett has died in a car accident at the age of 28.
Bett, the 2015 macrocosm champion, was killed in an early-morning clang on Wednesday in the country’s high-altitude practise field. Bett had returned from the African championships in Nigeria on Monday.
Bett succumbed along the road between Eldoret and Kapsabet, two of Kenya’s famed distance-running training towns in the Rift Valley.
Bett’s Toyota Prado SUV touched lumps in the road and wheeled, his coach-and-four, Vincent Mumo, said. Mumo said the accident happened around 6am.
Bett grew the first Kenyan to triumph a golden honour in a distance shorter than 800 m when he prevailed in the 400 m obstacles at the world championships in Beijing in 2015. He too prevailed copper medallions at the African championships in 2014 in the 400 hurdles and 4x400m relay.
Bett’s twin brother, Aron, was a member of the Kenya 4x400m relay crew who triumphed gold at the African championships.