Kenyan Athletics  fraternity mourns the death of World Champion Nicholas Bett

Kenyan Athletics fraternity mourns the death of World Champion Nicholas Bett

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BY CORRESPONDENT,NANDI,8TH AUG 2018-Kenyan Athletics fraternity  has been plunged into mourning  following the tragic death of  the 2015 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett.Bett died in a road accident in Nandi County on Wednesday morning .

The car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road  Mr Bett died on the spot.

According to Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani who confirmed the death, said preparations were being made to take the body to a nearby mortuary.

The commander added that the athlete hit a bump before losing control of his car at Sochoi near Lessos.

Bett won gold for Kenya  in Beijing 2015 Championships becoming the first athlete to  win a Worlds gold in hurdles after his superb run.

Bett – who was part of Team Kenya that competed at the just-concluded African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria – was travelling to Nairobi.

Bett has died aged 28

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