Kelvin Kiptum, the Kenyan marathon runner who held the world record, and his coach Gervais Hakizimana tragically lost their lives in a road accident. Kiptum, who was only 24 years old, had broken the course record for the London Marathon last year.
Seb Coe, the president of World Athletics, expressed shock and sadness over the loss of these two promising athletes. He recognized Kiptum’s incredible legacy and offered condolences to the families affected by this tragic event.
Gideon Kimaiyo, a Kenyan member of parliament, confirmed the deaths in a statement. He described Kiptum as a legend and expressed sorrow over his loss. Kimaiyo also offered condolences to the families affected by this devastating tragedy.
Kiptum’s death is a great loss for the athletic community as he was at the prime of his career and had secured significant victories and accomplishments. His passing will be deeply felt by many around the world who admired his talent and determination.