Medellin half-marathon chaos as Kenyan runner Joseph Kiprono hit by a car while fellow participant dies of heart attack

KENYAN marathon runner Joseph Kiprono was hit by a car during a disaster-ridden race in which a fellow athlete tragically died of a heart attack.

The shocking incidents occurred during the Medellin Half-Marathon in Colombia.

 The Kenyan runner is still believed to be in hospital, although he is in a stable condition

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The Kenyan runner is still believed to be in hospital, although he is in a stable condition
 Joseph Kiprono was leading the race before he was cruelly put off his stride

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Joseph Kiprono was leading the race before he was cruelly put off his stride

Local media report Kenyan runner Kiprono had been leading the 13-mile race when he was reportedly hit by a car.

The runner was then said to be have been sent tumbling by the impact and the video shows him being treated for injuries by paramedics.

He was then taken to the General Hospital of Medellin, where he was treated for cuts and bruises, according to reports.

Another participant in the half-marathon, named as Juan Camilo Arboleda Alzate, a professor at the University of Antioquia, was rushed to the same hospital after suffering from heart failure during the race.

 This was the scene that left bystanders watching the half-marathon shocked as the race leader was knocked down

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This was the scene that left bystanders watching the half-marathon shocked as the race leader was knocked down

The 38-year-old later died in the hospital.

The hospital release a statement which read: "After more than 45 minutes of resuscitation he did not respond to the doctors' efforts and died."

Local media report a 65-year-old female participant was also rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke during the race. There are no updates on her condition.

Kiprono, 30, is said to be in a stable condition but reportedly remains in hospital.

The half-marathon was won by Kenyan Daniel Muindi.

KENYAN marathon runner Joseph Kiprono was hit by a car during a disaster-ridden race in which a fellow athlete tragically died of a heart attack.