The tragic accident that claimed the lives of Kenyan marathon runner Emmanuel Kiptum and his coach left the people of Keiyo South in mourning. Gideon Kimaiyo, a member of parliament from the area, confirmed their deaths in a statement and expressed his condolences to Kiptum’s family, friends, teammates, and the Kenyan nation.
Kiptum was only 24 years old when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. He also set a record time in the London Marathon in 2023, cementing his status as a legend in the sport. His death has left many feeling saddened and shocked by such a young life cut short.
The organisers of the London Marathon also expressed deep sadness at the news of Kiptum and his coach’s passing. World Athletics president Seb Coe shared his shock and deep sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach. The organisation sent its deepest condolences to those affected by this tragic event.
Coe spoke about Kiptum’s incredible legacy and the impact he left behind, saying that he will be dearly missed. His achievements on the track will not be forgotten, and he will continue to inspire future generations of runners for years to come.