Patrick Cheruiyot

The Kenyan fraternity is mourning the passing on of top marathoner Patrick Cheruiyot.

Cheruiyot passed away on October 18 in Nairobi after he suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Patrick Cheruiyot
Patrick Cheruiyot (L) with collegues

A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It’s caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. 

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Last April the promising athlete ran Linz marathon and got injured during the race but held on to finish seventh.

Last weekend he participated at Graz Marathon in Austria, but he dropped out of the race at 3km. Cheruiyot complained of a headache and was examined by the medical team, which was at the event and he wasn’t diagnosed with anything serious.

Cheruiyot then travelled back to Kenya and upon arrival in Nairobi, he was admitted at a local hospital.

On October 16, he had a CT scan done on his head and a brain haemorrhage was seen.

In 2018 he participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon in Nairobi and finished third.

He has left behind a widow Winny Cheruiyot and two children.

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The sad news was first published on Volare Sports management page and their tribute to Cheruiyot read,

Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Winny, his 2 children, his family at large and the teammates and close friends from Kapkitony.

We will miss Patrick as a member of our team

Kenyans have condoled with the athlete’s family and below are their messages of condolences.

Betsy Saina So sad indeed sorry to the entire athletic fraternity and the family.

Jack Phakathi This is very sad and shocking, may his soul rest peace, this is just beyond terrible.

Jay Chepkurui RIP Patrick … May almighty God comfort the family.

Mwangi Kimotho may the hero rest in peace.

Sindeti So sad. Such a promising athlete. The story still has some unresolved gaps. I hope it’s well investigated as to what may have caused the ‘haemorrhage’, so that we don’t ever lose another upcoming world champ.

Micah Kogo Sad news indeed my condolences to the family and athletics fraternity. Pole sana Volare sport.

Julie Kiptoo My sincere condolences to the family and Kapkitony residents for the loss of Patrick. May He rest in peace.

Nickson Chepkiyeng Condolences to the entire family, friends and teammates at large poleni sana.

Lyne Chirry Rest in eternal peace Peter, really sad and unbelievable that ur gone forever smile with angels jirani n classmate we will miss u.

Felix Kandie Pole sana! We have lost a promising athlete! Heart felt condolences to his family. May God rest his soul in eternal peace.

Caroline Rotich R.I.P My brother Peter. we shall miss you as kipsiwa clan. Shine on your way dear. May God comfort us during this difficult time.

Ronald Tonui Pole Sana to the family and friends also volare family for taking care of Patrick upto the last day of his life.

Evans Tum Condolences to the family, relatives, friends and volaresports at large, rest in peace.

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