April 15, 2024

Kiplagat, the tragic death

Benjamin Kiplagat, Ugandan athlete, has died. AFP reports that the 34-year-old was found dead on Saturday, probably the victim of an assassination. According to a local police official, a wound on the deceased’s neck suggests this sad hypothesis. The body of Benjamin Kiplagat was lying in a car when Kenyan police in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret made the gruesome discovery.

Benjamin Kiplagat, Ugandan athlete, has died. AFP reports that the 34-year-old was found dead on Saturday, probably the victim of an assassination. According to a local police official, a wound on the deceased’s neck suggests this sad hypothesis. The body of Benjamin Kiplagat was lying in a car when Kenyan police in the Rift Valley town of Eldoret made the gruesome discovery.

A silver medallist at the 2008 Under-20 World Championships, Benjamin Kiplagat has never managed to secure a podium finish at a major senior competition. Except at the African Championships, where he won a bronze medal. This 3000 m steeplechase specialist has nevertheless taken part in world and Olympic finals. He has also been crowned Ugandan champion six times in his discipline. First crowned in 2005 at the age of 16, he won his sixth crown in 2019.