Kenya's former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett has died in a car crash aged 28.
Bett died in Nandi county, north west Kenya after his car hit bumps and rolled into a ditch. He had returned home from the Africa Championships in Nigeria on Tuesday.
"Former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident... On behalf of the sporting fraternity and @moscakenya I convey my sincerest condolences to his family. Rest in peace," Kenya sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa said on Twitter.
The ministry of sports and heritage later retweeted the message from their official handle. Athletics Kenya also confirmed the news.
Former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident in Nandi County. On behalf of the sporting fraternity and @moscakenya I convey my sincerest condolences to his family .Rest in peace . pic.twitter.com/SUT5yaZAvC— Rashid Echesa (@CSRashidEchesa) August 8, 2018
Bett won the 400m hurdles at the 2015 world championships in Beijing to give Kenya their first gold medal at a distance shorter than 800m.
His twin brother Haron Koech is also a hurdler.