In a tragic turn of events, the world lost two talented individuals in a road accident in Kenya. Kelvin Kiptum, who was just 24 years old and held the world marathon record, passed away alongside his coach, Gervais Hakizimana.
Kiptum’s death was confirmed by Kenyan member of parliament, Gideon Kimaiyo, who expressed his deepest condolences and offered sympathy to the families affected. The young athlete was known for his remarkable talent and had achieved significant victories and accomplishments in his career.
As the president of World Athletics, Seb Coe expressed shock and sadness over Kiptum’s passing. He recognized Kiptum’s incredible legacy and paid tribute to him as a true legend of the sport. Coe also expressed deep condolences to those affected by this tragic event.