February 24, 2024 12:55 pm
Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car accident

Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum tragically passed away in a car accident near his childhood village of Chepsamo in western Kenya, along with his coach, Gervais Hakizimana. The accident occurred while Kiptum was driving and a third person in the car suffered serious injuries. The unexpected death of Kiptum and his coach has deeply impacted the Kenyan running community.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga expressed his shock and sadness at the loss of Kiptum as a remarkable individual and icon in Kenyan Athletics. Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha also lamented the loss, calling it a significant loss for the sport.

Kiptum had plans to compete in the 2024 Rotterdam Marathon and had his sights set on the Paris Olympics, aiming to beat his own record time. He was determined to continue pushing his limits, showing great potential in the sport. Despite this tragedy, Kiptum’s legacy will live on as an inspiration to many aspiring runners around the world.

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