February 24, 2024 2:08 pm
24-year-old marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car crash

Milcah Chemos, a Kenyan athlete, rushed to the hospital in Eldoret on Sunday after hearing about the tragic car accident that claimed the lives of marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana. Kiptum, who was just 24 years old, made history by becoming the first man to run a marathon in under 2:01 at the age of 23. His remarkable time of 2:00:35 at the Chicago Marathon surpassed the previous record set by Eliud Kipchoge.

Sadly, world news confirmed that Kiptum had passed away in the accident along with his coach. The loss of such a talented athlete and coach has left many in the athletics community feeling shocked and saddened. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe expressed his condolences to Kiptum’s family, friends, teammates, and the entire nation of Kenya. He emphasized Kiptum’s extraordinary legacy and impact on the world of athletics.

Kiptum’s untimely death is a reminder that life can be unpredictable and we must cherish every moment we have. His achievements will continue to inspire many aspiring athletes around the world to strive for greatness and push their limits beyond what they thought was possible.

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