Former 400 meters hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett is dead following a road crush earlier this morning in Nandi County. His death was confirmed by Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani saying preparations were underway to take the body of the deceased to a nearby mortuary.
The 26 year old athlete was a part of Team Kenya that just participated in African Athletics Championships in Asaba Nigeria. Reports indicate that he was headed back home from Nairobi when the car he hit a bump losing control of the car he was driving and rolling into a ditch along the Eldoret-Kapsabet road.
Mr. Bett’s death seems to have come as a shocker to mean people who have now taken to social media to give condolences to his family with his death being widely covered even by the international media. Here are reasons why we will never forget him:
- The deceased made history back in 2015 after he became the first Kenyan to win a worlds gold medal in hurdles at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
2. Wins 400m hurdle in 2015
May he R.I.P.