In a devastating turn of events, Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, passed away in a car accident at the age of 24. The incident occurred when Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers and resulted in the death of both him and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana. A third person involved was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The tragedy has left the marathon community in shock, as Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will surely be missed. This loss is not only felt by those in the running community but by everyone who knew him.
As more information becomes available, updates on this tragic event will be provided. It is important to remember Kelvin Kiptum as an inspiration to many, and we hope that his legacy will continue to live on through those he has inspired.