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Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion dies

R.I.P: Nicholas Bett

KENYA'S FORMER 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a car crash.

Bett had just returned from the Africa Championships in Nigeria when he died in Nandi, north west Kenya on Tuesday (Aug 6).

Athletics Kenya confirmed Bett's death on Twitter, while Kenyan sports minister Rashid Echesa tweeted his condolences to the Bett family.

“Former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident... On behalf of the sporting fraternity and @moscakenya I convey my sincerest condolences to his family. Rest in peace,” Kenya sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa said on Twitter.

Bett is known for making history in 2015, when be became the first Kenyan to win a world gold at a distance shorter than 800m.

He was a two-time African bronze medallist and his twin brother Haron Koech is also a hurdler.

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