Charles Kipsang Kipkorir dies in a mountain race in Cameroon

In less than 24 hours after Kenyan laid to rest the world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum, another tragedy has hit the country following the death of Charles Kipsang Kipkorir.

Kipang died today during the Mountain Cameroon Race for Hope in Cameroon following a cardiac arrest after completing 39km.

The 36 year old died at the Buea General Hospital after failing on a descend mountain during the race, Kipsang’s life was tragically cut short, leaving the sports community in mourning.

This comes at a time the country was mourning Kiptum who died alongside his coach Gervais Hakizimana in a road accident along Eldoret-Kaptagat road.

Kipsang, renowned for his prowess in long-distance running, had participated in numerous marathons across Asia and Africa, showcasing his athleticism and endurance on the global stage. His untimely passing has cast a somber shadow over the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope, a revered event that attracts athletes from around the world.

The Mount Cameroon Race of Hope holds significant importance as a symbol of unity and resilience in a region marred by conflict. The loss of Kipsang has deeply impacted this year’s race, prompting organizers to reevaluate safety measures and pledge to honor his memory in future editions.

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