Kelvin Kiptum, a 24-year-old world record holder in the marathon, passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. The incident occurred when Kiptum was driving with two passengers, and both he and his coach Gervais Hakizimana died at the scene while a third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret.
This devastating news has left the marathon community grieving for the loss of such a talented athlete. Kiptum’s potential as a world record holder will surely be missed, and the marathon community is deeply saddened by this tragic event.
The Standard newspaper in Kenya has reported that the accident was described as self-involved. More information on this tragic event will be provided as it becomes available. The marathon community is currently mourning the loss of two promising young athletes who had bright futures ahead of them.