Wesly Ngetich had won the Grandma's Marathon in 2005 and 2007.
He was trying to make it out of the country attend another marathon in AZ, but could not escape the country due to the ongoing violence and ultimately succumbed. Violence has been rampant in the streets in Kenya!
This is the second international athlete to have died during this recent uprising, runner Lucas Sang, was hacked to death in western Kenya.
The runner left a farm of 150 cows and likely a family.