24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum, World-Record Holder for Marathon, Dies in Car Crash

Tragic Loss of Promising Marathon Runner Kelvin Kiptum Leaves Long-Distance Running Community Shaken

Kelvin Kiptum, a renowned marathon runner from Kenya, passed away in a tragic car crash at the age of 24. The accident happened on a road between Eldoret and Kaptagat in western Kenya, which is a well-known high-altitude region for long-distance runners.

Kiptum’s coach also lost their life in the accident. After hearing about the tragedy, Kenyan runner Milcah Chemos, along with a group of athletes, went to the hospital in Eldoret to pay their respects to Kiptum’s family members who were present to identify his body.

Kelvin Kiptum was known for setting a world record time of 2:00.35 at the Chicago Marathon in October, becoming the first man to run the marathon under 2 hours and 1 minutes. His achievement was officially recognized by World Athletics just last week.

The passing of Kelvin Kiptum has left a void in the world of long-distance running, as he was considered one of its greatest talents. His legacy as a record-breaking marathon runner will continue to inspire future generations of athletes.

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