The loss of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, has left the athletic community in shock and sadness. Kiptum was only 24 years old but had already broken the world marathon record last year at the London Marathon.
Seb Coe, the president of World Athletics, expressed his condolences to the families affected by this tragic accident. He recognized Kiptum’s incredible legacy and mourned his passing. Kiptum’s death comes at a time when he was at the peak of his career, having accomplished significant victories and milestones.
Gideon Kimaiyo, a Kenyan member of parliament, confirmed the deaths in a statement. He described Kiptum as a legend and expressed his sorrow over the loss. Kimaiyo offered condolences to the families affected by this devastating event.