Police: Kenya’s Nicholas Bett, 400-meter hurdles world champion in 2015, killed in road accident

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world champion in the 400-meter hurdles, has been killed in a road accident. He was 28.

Nandi County police commander Patrick Wambani says Bett was killed in the car crash early Wednesday in Kenya’s high-altitude training region in the west of the country.

Bett’s coach, Vincent Mumo, says the athlete’s SUV hit bumps in a road and rolled.

Bett won gold in the 400 hurdles at the world championships in Beijing. He had only returned from the African championships in Nigeria on Monday.

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