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Nicholas Bett Bio, Biography, Born, Age, Wife, Children, Death and Cause, Twin Brother and 400 Meters Hurdles World Champion

8 August 2018, Nicholas Bett, 400 Meters Hurdles World Champion, dies in Road Accident in Nandi County

Nicholas Bett Bio

Nicholas Kiplagat Bett was born on 27 January 1990 in Uasin Gishu CountyKenya and died on 8 August 2018. He was a Kenyan track and field athlete who competed in the 400 metres hurdles. His personal best for the event is 47.79 seconds. He was a world champion in the event, having won in 2015 and a two-time bronze medalist at the African Championships in Athletics.
Personal information
Born 27 January 1990 Uasin Gishu CountyKenya
Died 8 August 2018 (aged 28) in Nandi County, Kenya
Cause of Death Road Accident
Wife Gladys Bett
Children 3 Children
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)

Sporting Information

Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres hurdles
Club Team Kenya
Coached by Vincent Mumo Kiilu

Nicholas Bett Biography

Nicholas Bett first outing at the national level was in 2010 when he was a Kenyan junior finalist. He made his breakthrough nationally at senior level with a run of 50.39 seconds to place third at the Kenyan Athletics Championships in 2011. Bett missed most of the 2012 season but returned in 2013 with runner-up finishes at both the national championships and world trials. A new best of 49.70 seconds at the National Championships placed him near the top fifty globally for the season.

Nicholas Bett finished in a runners-up place at national level earning him a selection for both the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 African Championships in Athletics. At the Commonwealth Games, he failed to make the hurdles final and was also eliminated in the heats of the 4×400 metres relay after Kenya was disqualified. A bronze medal double came at African level: he achieved a new personal best in the 400 m hurdles final to come third in a time of 49.03 seconds. A team of Mark Mutai, Solomon Buoga, Bett, and Boniface Mucheru took third in the 4×400 m relay.

Bett began to compete on the international track and field circuit in 2015 and registered wins at the Savo Games and Lappeenranta Games in Finland. A personal best of 48.29 seconds at the 2015 Athletics Kenya World Championship Trials brought him selection for the national team and raised him to be third on the global rankings.

Nicholas Bett Twin Brother

Nicholas Bett has a  twin brother, Haron Koech, who is also a 400 metres hurdler.

Nicholas Bett Death and Cause

Bett died in a road accident in Nandi County on 8 August 2018. He was on his way back home after the African Championships in Athletics held in Nigeria.

Nicholas Bett is survived by his wife ,Gladys and three children.

Nicholas Bett Funeral

He was buried on 15 August 2018 in his Simat home in Uasin Gishu County.


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