THE athletics world has been left reeling by the death of Kenyan hurdler Nicholas Bett.
Here's what we know so far about the champion's sudden demise.
What was Nicholas Bett's cause of death?
Nicholas Bett was killed a day after returning from the Continental Championships in Nigeria.
According to reports, Bett lost control of his motor after hitting a bump in the road.
His family and local police confirmed the tragic death this morning.
It is understood the car he was driving veered off the road and smashed into a ditch.
How old was the Kenyan athlete?
Bett was just 28 years old when he died.
He was a World gold medallist having won in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2015 championships in Beijing.
He made history in China after becoming the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in a short distance race on the world stage.
He came eighth in the event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.
The Kenyan was also a two-time African Championship medallist whose twin brother is also a 400m hurdler.
Where was the car crash?
Bett was killed while travelling in Lessos, Nandi, in his home country of Kenya.
He is understood to have died at the scene.
Kenya Athletics tweeted: "We regret to learn of the sudden demise of one of our top athletes, the 2015 400m Hurdles World Champion #NicholasKiplagatBett who represented Kenya in the just concluded Africa Championships.
"Our condolences to his family and the entire athletics fratanity".