Kenya is mourning one athlete who represented the country in five world cross-country championships. The 35-year-old Hosea Mwok Macharinyang was found dead at his home in West Pokot.
Hosea was at his Murkwijit village when he mysteriously died. His body was found lying in his house on Saturday night. The three consecutive world champion athlete won the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Cross Country Championships.
The Athletics officials from the region expressed their grief on Sunday morning after visiting his home. They said that Hosea was a hardworking and determined athlete who had started training for his next event a year ago. He was described as a calm and respectful man who was always devoted to his course.
Hosea will be remembered for his great victory in the 2007 Edinburg Run and the 2008 half-marathon debut. He has however been missing in action since 2012 due to an injury that put him out of competitions but was planning his come back next year.
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