Kenya has lost yet another athletics great, Paul Koech after a short illness. The 1998 world half marathon champion was admitted with severe headaches at Nairobi memorial hospital but died shortly after.

Major Paul Koech was born In 1969.

Paul Koech’s death comes less than a month after the tragic demise of 2015 World 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett who died in a road accident.

In a statement, Athletics Kenya said:

“Athletics Kenya with sorrow, regret to announce the sudden demise of Major Paul Koech, a co-opted member in Athletics Kenya Executive Committee.”

“Major Paul was a great track, cross country and road racing athlete of all times. A dedicated team player in Kenya’s national and World Cross Country squad,” added the statement.

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