24-year-old marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car crash

Double Tragedy in the Running World: The Loss of Kelvin Kiptum and His Coach Gervais Hakizimana at Just 24 Years Old

On Sunday, the running world lost two rising stars in a tragic car accident in Kenya. Kelvin Kiptum, the current world marathon record holder, and his coach Gervais Hakizimana both passed away at the age of 24. Kiptum, who hailed from western Kenya, had become a sensation in the running community after breaking the 2:01 marathon barrier at just 23 years old.

Kiptum’s remarkable time of 2:00:35 at the Chicago Marathon in October surpassed the previous record set by Eliud Kipchoge. The news of his achievement was recently confirmed and ratified by World Athletics. However, his untimely death has left many in the athletics community mourning his loss.

Former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga shared his condolences with Kiptum’s loved ones and friends, calling him a “remarkable individual” who had made history in the running world. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe also expressed shock and deep sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach, offering his condolences to their families, friends, teammates, and the entire nation of Kenya.

The news of Kiptum’s death has left many athletes feeling lost without him as he was seen as a mentor to many young runners around the world. His legacy will live on as he continues to inspire future generations to push themselves beyond their limits and achieve great things in life.

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