Suspended Kenya athletics chief Kiplagat dies


Isaiah Kiplaga

Isaiah Kiplagat, who led Athletics Kenya for nearly three decades until his suspension last year, has died at the age of 71.

Family sources have confirmed that he passed away on Wednesday morning, having received treatment for cancer.

Kiplagat was suspended with two others last November by the ethics commission of athletics’ world governing body, the IAAF, following accusations that they subverted anti-doping processes and potentially diverted sponsorship funds from Nike.

Kiplagat was also accused of accepting, two cars as “gifts” from the Qatar Association of Athletics between 2014 and 2015 when the oil rich country’s capital, Doha, was bidding to host the 2019 world championships.

He denied any wrongdoing.


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