In Kenya, the marathon community is mourning the loss of Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon. On a tragic day, Kiptum passed away in a car accident at the age of 24. His coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the same incident.
Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers when the accident occurred. Both he and Hakizimana died at the scene while a third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment. The Standard newspaper in Kenya reported this devastating news.
The marathon community is deeply saddened by this loss. Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will be greatly missed. As more information becomes available about this tragic event, updates will be provided to keep everyone informed.