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Ex-400m world champion Nicholas Bett dies

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Former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas of died in a on Tuesday. He was 28.

The of Federations (IAAF) took to their official handle and expressed condolence over the sudden demise of the

"The IAAF is deeply saddened and shocked to hear that Kenya's 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett, 28, died in a on Tuesday (7). RIP," the IAAF wrote.

Bett, who was initially inclined towards volleyball, stunned the world by clinching gold in 2015 IAAF in He set a Kenyan record of 47.79 which was the fastest time in the world that year.

Earlier this year, participated in in where he finished at the eighth spot in the 400m hurdles.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 19:45 IST