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Iten thrown into mourning as a marathoner collapses and dies

Iten thrown into mourning as a marathoner passes on

Iten Town has been thrown into mourning as a marathon runner Hosea Kiplagat collapsed and died on Monday (16) evening in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

The 32 year-old athlete, who is based in Peru, was confirmed dead by Elgeyo Marakwet Police County Commander Peter Mulinge, who revealed the information after paying the visit at the scene of crime.

“The assistant chief of Mindililwo area reported an incident where a man was walking with his son from the shopping center.

“Those who witnessed said that he felt a sharp pain which forced him to seat down before succumbing to his death. The Police officers were called and they pronounced his death.”

Kiplagat has left behind a widow and a son


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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