Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Kenyan athlete dies in Brazil

Tradedy strikes when least expected and this time it has struck a fairly unknown entity robbing Kenyan of potential talent.
One Barnabas Kipkoech died on November 30 in Goiania, the capital of the Brazilian State of Goias while competing at a half-marathon. The gentleman seems to have had breathing problems which had been detected a week before but no medical tests were conducted and his manager went ahead to convince him to run.
This is tragic and calls for extra vigilance while competing locally or abroad. There should also be ways of vetting athletes before they compete in international circles, not everyone can run out there.
More details here.

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