Suleiman Kangangi accident: How did he die? Cause of death Revealed


Suleiman Kangangi accident: How did he die? Cause of death Revealed

Kenya Riders captain Suleiman Kangangi dies in Crash in Vermont, USA. Kangangi was one of the best cyclists Kenya has ever yielded, having vied in the Commonwealth Games, among other big races. Let’s see how he died and Suleiman Kangangi cause of death in detail

How did Suleiman Kangangi die?

After one of their own, Suleiman Kangangi passed away in the US, the cycling community in Kenya has been devastated by mourning. On Saturday in Vermont, Kangangi tragically perished during the Overland gravel race. The Kenyan took part in the event until his tragic passing. Kangangi was the captain of the national team’s Kenya Riders before his passing. He competed for his nation in several events, including the All Africa Games and the Commonwealth Games. Cycling Kenya Federation acknowledged the incident and expressed its condolences to the family.


Suleiman Kangangi cause of death

An accident that happened during the Vermont Gravel Race, which is now taking place in the United States of America, declared the life of the national team’s captain. On Sunday, August 28, his buddy and fellow cycling lover Allan Gogo informed him that he had passed away.

When Kangangi crashed, he was participating in the Vermont Overland, a 59-mile dirt road bicycle race with approximately 7,000 feet of climbing. Kangangi was riding at a high speed in the Vermont Overland when he crashed. Therefore it is confirmed that high-pace riding was Suleiman Kangangi cause of death.

Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. We also pay tributes to Sulaiman and pray for their family to overcome his loss as soon as possible.

Who is Suleiman Kangangi?

At the time of his passing, Suleiman Kangangi had reached the age of 33 years. Kangangi was born on December 9th, 1988 in the city of Eldoret, which is located in Kenya. He is of the black ethnicity and he is an American citizen. His nationality is the United States. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius

Kangangi belonged to the newly established off-road riding team Team Amani, which included athletes from Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. He was the team’s captain, and because of his considerable road racing background, he brought a wealth of knowledge to the table. Kangangi was a member of the competitive cycling team Bike Aid from 2016 until 2020. He took part in the Tour du Rwanda in 2017 and came in third place overall.

On the other hand, when Kangangi competed in the Migration Gravel Event, a stage event that took place over four days and made its debut in Kenya in 2021, his cycling career was given a new lease on life. Great athletes from all over the world, including Ian Boswell and Laurens ten Dam, competed in the gravel-surfaced race in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. They competed against aspirational East African professionals.

Kangangi placed second overall in the first competition. He won the Evolution Gravel competition in June, which was the Amani Project’s second stage and took place in East Africa. Kangangi was committed to advancing both the development of the sport in his native Kenya and his professional racing career. He founded the Migration Gravel Series, which presents educational events in and around Nairobi, including lectures, seminars, and other meetings.


Suleiman Kangangi was one of the off-road riders who formed the new team known as Team Amani with off-road riders from Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. He was the team’s captain and carried a plethora of knowledge with him due to his vast road racing experience. From 2016 to 2019, Kangangi competed for the elite continental team Bike Aid. Kangangi finished in the third position overall in the 2017 Tour du Rwanda. However, the Migration Gravel Event, a stage race that lasted for four days and started in Kenya, was introduced in 2021, giving Kangangi a fresh start in his cycling career.

Participants from all over the world, including Ian Boswell and Laurens ten Dam, competed in the event, which was held in Kenya’s Maasai Mara on gravel. They faced forth against aspirational East African professionals. Kangangi came in second place overall in the inaugural event. The second stage race of the Amani Project to take place in East Africa, the Evolution Gravel competition, was won by him in June.

In addition to furthering his own professional gravel cycling career, Kangangi was motivated to promote the sport of gravel riding in Kenya. He was the main organizer of the Migration Gravel Series, which held conferences, training sessions, and educational events all around the Nairobi region. Kangangi and his colleagues Jordan Schleck and John Kariuki had just returned from a vacation to the United States where they had participated in the Leadville Trail 100, the SBT GRVL, the Gravel Worlds, and the Vermont Overland.

Tributes to Suleiman Kangangi:

In a statement, his team Amani praised their departed star.

Sule is our captain, friend and brother. He is also a father, husband and son. Gaping holes are left when giants fall. Sule was a giant.

Cycling Kenya Federation stated,

Kenya has lost one of the best cyclists to ever fly the Kenyan flag for cycling. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Suleiman Kangangi and the enitire cycling community. Safiri salama ndugu.

Veteran Sports journalist Carol Radull tweeted,

Our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of Kenyan Cyclist Suleiman Kangangi, who died in a crash on Saturday while competing in a gravel race in Vermont, USA.

While Lynne Wachira wrote, 

The death of Kenyan cyclist Suleiman Kangangi is a huge loss to the cycling community in Kenya & to the continent as a whole. Those who interacted with Kangangi will tell you he never gave up, even when all odds were stacked against him. May his soul Rest In Peace

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