The tragic accident has left the people of Keiyo South in mourning, as confirmed by Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo. Kimaiyo expressed his deepest condolences for Kiptum and his coach, calling him a legend. The news has been met with sadness and shock from various quarters.
Kiptum was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. He also achieved a record-breaking time in the London Marathon in 2023, cementing his status as one of the world’s top runners. His legacy will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed their deepest condolences at the loss of Kiptum and his coach. World Athletics president Seb Coe shared his shock and sadness at the loss, speaking of Kiptum’s incredible legacy and impact on the sport. He said that Kiptum will be dearly missed and that he will always be remembered as one of the greatest runners of all time.