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Former World 400m Hurdles Champion Nicholas Bett Dies In Car Crash Aged 28

A former world 400m hurdles champion has died at the age of 28, following a car crash in his country .

The athlete reportedly died at the scene in Nandi County after the car he was driving veered off the road and landed in a ditch on Wednesday morning, local papers reported.

Bett made history at the 2015 Beijing World Championships when he became the first Kenyan to win a world championship gold medal at a distance shorter than 800m.

Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani confirmed his death.

He said the athlete hit a bump before losing control of his car near Lessos.

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