Ugandan steeplechase record holder Kiplagat killed in Kenya

Kenyan born turned Ugandan athlete Benjamin Edward Kiplangat was found murdered in Kenya, in the outskirts of Eldoret town.

The man, who holds the 3,000m steeplechase Ugandan record was confirmed dead by Moiben sub-county police commander Stephen Okal said the body of the athlete was found with injuries on the neck.

The body was found in a car in Texas near Kimumu Secondary School along the Eldoret-Iten Road.

The 2008 World Junior 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist died yester night for the runner who hails from Marakwet East has been training in Eldoret before heading to Uganda to compete in various competitions.

Kiplangat represented Uganda at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India coming 4th, the 2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea where he finished in 10th position and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, after reaching semifinals.

He also bagged a bronze medal at the Africa Championships in Porto Novo in Benin in 2012 before finishing in the heats at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar

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