Alleastafrica
  • Home
  • HEADLINES
  • Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon
HEADLINES KENYA LATEST NEWS Sport

Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon

Kenyan athlete Joseph Kiprono was knocked down by a car Sunday as he was leading a half-marathon in Colombia in which another competitor collapsed and died, the organisers said.

Kiprono, a previous winner of the event, was leading the 21 kilometre race in second-city Medellin when he was struck by a car that authorities said had “violated a road closure.”

After being treated by medics on the spot, he was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises and later reported by doctors to be in good condition.

Organisers said a 38-year-old runner had collapsed during the race with heart problems and was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

Kiprono ran the race alongside Daniel Muindi, who won the race with a time of 1:03:45.

More than 15,000 runners took part in four different running events.

AFP

Related posts

Uhuru, Ruto downplay split claims in Cabinet formation

Newsroom

Ethiopia: Number of Civilians Killed By Security Forces in Chelenko Climbs to Fifteen, Several Wounded – Two Students Killed in Wolega Unv.

Newsroom

Police question Chiloba’s PA, finance staff over sneaking out files

Newsroom

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More