What actually killed Kenyan-marathoner Patrick Cheruiyot?

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Patrick Cheruiyot withdrew from the Grz Marathon in Austria after just 3km. [Photo/medium.com].

“On Wednesday, October 16, a CT scan was made of his head. Brain haemorrhage was seen and on Friday 18th October, he passed away,” the agency explained.

Kenyan marathoner Patrick Cheruiyot died of Brain haemorrhage on Friday 18th.

Lat Sunday, October 20th, world-leading sports agency, Volare Sports, confirmed his death through a social media post on their official Facebook page where they also divulged that the diseased had participated at the Graz Marathon in Austria the previous weekend.

“On Wednesday, October 16, a CT scan was made of his head. Brain haemorrhage was seen and on Friday 18th October, he passed away,” the agency explained.

Volare Sports reported that he had to drop out of the race at 3km point; he complained of headache and the medical aid services helped and examined him. Nothing serious was found and he was ready to travel home,” the management stated.

Cheruiyot according to plans was supposed to be a pacemaker for the eventual winner of the race, Kenyan compatriot Mathew Kemboi who then was forced to go solo.

A brain haemorrhage, in medical terms, is a type of stroke caused by burst of an artery in the brain causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues which subsequently kills brain cells.

Volare described the sportsmen that he was an upcoming athlete, training in Kapkitony, Kenya and that in 2018, he (Cheruiyot) participated in the Nairobi edition of the Standard marathon where he came fifth.

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