Tragic Accident Claims the Lives of Kenyan Marathon Record Holder and Coach”.

Kenya’s marathon world record holder, Kelvin Kiptum, and his coach tragically killed in a road accident

On Sunday night, Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, were involved in a fatal road accident just outside the Rift Valley town of Eldoret. According to Kenyan police, both Kiptum and Hakizimana died in the accident. The 24-year-old athlete was driving a Toyota Premio at the time of the accident.

Kelvin Kiptum had recently set a new marathon world record with a time of 2:00:35 in the Chicago Marathon in October. This time was ratified by World Athletics. Kiptum was considered a bright prospect in the sport, having switched to running marathons only a year prior to setting the record. His time surpassed a previous record set by fellow Kenyan, Eliud Kipchoge, who is renowned as one of the greatest marathoners of all time.

Gervais Hakizimana was a 36-year-old coach from Rwanda who had participated in various race distances. This is a developing story.

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