Legendary athlete Ben Jipcho is dead

Veteran athlete Ben Jipcho has passed on.

Track & Field: Pro Track Meet: Kenya Ben Jipcho in action, winning mile race at Kidd Field.
El Paso, TX 4/27/1974
CREDIT: Lane Stewart (Photo by Lane Stewart /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)
(Set Number: X18599 TK1 R2 F22 )

Jipcho who won Silver in the 1972 Olympics died on Friday morning while undergoing treatment at the Fountain Hospital in Eldoret.

His daughter Ruth Jipcho said the legendary athlete died at 3 am on Friday morning at the hospital where he was at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

“Our father had been sick for a while. He lost the battle at 3.00 am in the morning,” said Ruth.