Kenyan athlete dies after short illness

Kenyan athlete dies after short illness

Eldoret, Kenya – Ugandans have been left in disbelief following the death of Kipkalya Amos, a celebrated Kenyan athlete who passed away after a short illness in Eldoret, Kenya. Amos, aged 32, hailed from Iten, Kenya, but had a deep connection with Uganda, where he trained in Kapchorwa several times.

Amos’s dedication and frequent presence in Uganda had endeared him to many, making his untimely demise a significant loss to both the Kenyan and Ugandan athletics communities. His contributions to the sport and his camaraderie with fellow athletes will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

As tributes pour in from across the region, Amos’s legacy as a talented and committed athlete continues to inspire the next generation of runners. His death is a poignant reminder of the close ties between the athletic communities of Kenya and Uganda.

Amos becomes the latest athlete to pass away a few months after the death of Kelvin Kiptum

Kiptum perished in a motor accident in February 2024, aged 25 years as he was returning home from training.

Kelvin Kiptum before he passed on, was a Kenyan marathon world record holder who broke Eliud Kipchoge’s record.

Most people accused Eliud Kipchoge of being behind the death of Kelvin Kiptum.

Speaking to the BBC, Eliud Kipchoge revealed that his family was threatened after the death of Kelvin Kiptum.


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