"The IAAF is deeply saddened and shocked to hear that Kenya's 2015 world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett, 28, died in a car accident on Tuesday (7). RIP," the IAAF wrote.
Bett, who was initially inclined towards volleyball, stunned the athletics world by clinching gold in 2015 IAAF World Championship in Beijing. He set a Kenyan record of 47.79 which was the fastest time in the world that year.
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