Marathon World Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum Dies in Road Accident in Kenya

Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum has tragically died in a road accident alongside his coach. The accident occurred late on Sunday in Western Kenya. Kiptum was renowned for setting the world record at the Chicago marathon last year. The athletics community, including the president of World Athletics and Athletics Kenya, has expressed profound sorrow over the loss.

  • Kelvin Kiptum, the men’s marathon world record holder, died in a car accident.
  • The accident, also claiming the life of his coach, happened in Western Kenya on Sunday.
  • Kiptum set the marathon world record with a time of 2 hours and 3 minutes and 35 seconds.
  • Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, praised Kiptum’s incredible legacy.
  • The vehicle lost control, veered off the road, traveled through a ditch for 60 meters, and hit a tree.
  • A female passenger survived the crash with serious injuries and was hospitalized.
  • Fellow athletes and officials have expressed their disbelief and condolences to Kiptum’s family and the athletics community.

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