World Championship 400m hurdles gold medallist Nicholas Bett has died in a car crash.
The 28-year-old was killed in his home country of Kenya near Nandi a day after returning from the Continental Championships in Nigeria
His family and county police commander Patrick Wambani confirmed the incident.
Bett made history in China after becoming the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in a short distance race at world stage.
He won the 400m hurdles finals at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing in 47.79 world leading time, beating Russia’s Dennis Kudryavsten in 2015.
He is a also two-time African Championship medallist, whose twin brother is also a 400 metres hurdler.