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    RIP: Nicholas Bett, 28
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    I just got a notification and saw a few articles (and don't see anything posted on the front page yet) reporting that Nicholas Bett of Kenya, the 2015 400m hurdle world champion, died in a car crash this morning. Only 28 years old.
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    RIP: Nicholas Bett, 28
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    world 400H champ dies in car crash; story posted to front page
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    Rest in peace! Still remember yelling KENYA! KENYA! KENYA! at my TV screen! Lane 9, to boot!

    I love when people make their mark in ways unexpected. Kenyans didn't have a rep for hurdles. Flat 400, yeah (Asati, Sang, Kitur), but not hurdles....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by einnod23 View Post
    Rest in peace! Still remember yelling KENYA! KENYA! KENYA! at my TV screen! Lane 9, to boot!

    I love when people make their mark in ways unexpected. Kenyans didn't have a rep for hurdles. Flat 400, yeah (Asati, Sang, Kitur), but not hurdles....!
    Kenya has definitely had hurdlers.

    At the '92 Barcelona Olympics Kenya had 3 A-standard qualifiers. 2 competed in the semi's (and that wasn't the 3-heat semi (24), that was a 2-heat (16); the most unfair way to reduce 50+ athletes from a first round, imo). 2 finalists at Stuttgart '93.

    Athlete PB/'92 Bar
    Barnabas 48.90/48.90 ('93 Worlds finalist)
    Erick Keter 48.24/48.28 ('91 and '93 Worlds finalist; 5th and 7th, respectively)
    Gideon Yego 49.09/49.23 ('90 Commonwealth Silver)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crymeariver View Post
    Kenya has definitely had hurdlers.
    Sure, even before the nineties.

    * Bartonjo Rotich, 3rd Commonwealth 1958 (51.39PR/1960)
    * Charles Yego, 3rd Commonwealth 1970 (50.19/1970)
    * Bill Koskei, 2nd Commonwealth 1970 for Uganda, 3rd Commonwealth 1974 (49.0/1972, 49.34/1974)
    * Fatwel Kimaiyo, 4th Commonwealth 1974 (49.63/1974)
    * Daniel Kimaiyo, 1st Commonwealth 1978 (49.20/1978)
    * Shem Ochako, 2nd AAG 1987 (48.97/1987)
    * Simon Kitur (48.9/1988)
    * Gideon Biwott, 2nd Commonwealth 1994 (49.19/1995)
    Last edited by BusterZanga; 08-12-2018 at 12:35 AM.
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