Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, tragically passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the crash, while a third person involved was taken to a hospital for treatment.
This devastating news is a massive loss for the marathon community, as Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will surely be missed. Updates on this tragic event will be provided as more information becomes available.
Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers when the incident occurred. The details of the accident are still being investigated by authorities. According to reports from The Standard newspaper in Kenya, the incident was described as a self-involved accident. Both Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.