Nicholas Bett died in a car accident two days after returning from the African championships in Nigeria
The Kenyan former macrocosm 400 m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett has died in a car accident at persons under the age of 28.
Bett, the 2015 world-wide endorse, was killed in an early-morning crash on Wednesday in the country’s high-altitude training region. Bett had returned from the African championships in Nigeria on Monday.
Bett died on the road between Eldoret and Kapsabet, two of Kenya’s famed distance-running training towns in the Rift Valley.
Bett’s Toyota Prado SUV affected lumps in the road and rolled, his coach, Vincent Mumo, said. Mumo said the accident happened around 6am.
Bett became the first Kenyan to win a amber medallion in a distance shorter than 800 m when he prevailed in the 400 m hurdles at the world championships in Beijing in 2015. He also triumphed bronze awards at the African championships in 2014 in the 400 overcomes and 4x400m relay.
Bett’s twin brother, Aron, is a component of the Kenya 4x400m relay squad who won gold at the African championships.