VIDEO: Charles Kipsang Kipkorir fainted shortly after crossing the finish Line and efforts to Resuscitate him were futile KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

VIDEO: Charles Kipsang Kipkorir fainted shortly after crossing the finish Line and efforts to Resuscitate him were futile

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Charles Kipsang Kipkorir fainted shortly after crossing the finish Line and efforts to Resuscitate him were futile...

A Kenyan runner died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing at the finish of Saturday's Cameroon mountain race, Africa's oldest international athletic competition, according to officials.

The 33-year-old athlete identified as Charles Kipsang Kipkorir was leading the race but suffered a malaise that forced him to briefly stop minutes to the finish line, said Bernard Okalai Bilia, governor of the Southwest region where the race took place.

Kipkorir who succeeded in crossing the finish line thereafter, collapsed after collecting his prize. He was rushed to the hospital where he died minutes later.

The race, dubbed Race of Hope, is of a particularly difficult terrain, with athletes going up and down the mountain, which is over 4,100 meters above sea level.

This week on Friday, Kenyans and the global community bid their final farewell to another athlete, Kiptum, as he was laid to rest in Elgeyo Marakwet.

The funeral service held at Chepsamo Secondary School grounds, was attended by President William Ruto among other State officials.

Billia was addressing the media as reported by Xinhua.

It is reported that the 33-year-old athlete managed to cross the finish line but later collapsed after collecting his prize.

Efforts were made and Kipsang was rushed to the hospital where he died a few minutes later.

However, Governor Billia said they could not reveal exactly what happened to Kipsang as he appeared fine after the race.

"We might believe that it is something like heart attack," Bilia told reporters Saturday

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