Sheilah Chepng’etich passes on at 22

Athletics family is mourning the death of former world under 20 1,500m bronze medalist Sheilah Chepng’etich, who died on Sunday at Kapkatet Hospital in Kericho.

Chepng’etich, who was serving a four year ban from athletics for using banned substances won bronze in 2014 world U20 after falling ill on Wednesday.

The Kerricho born runner also won silver in 3000m and bronze in 1500m at the 2013 Africa Under-20 Championships.

In 2014, Chepng’etich was slapped with a ban after testing positive for a performance enhancing substances during the Iris Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium.

The 22-year-old also represented Kenya at the 2013 World Cross Country Championships in Poland, finishing eighth in Under-20 race.

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