In a shocking turn of events, the world record holder in the marathon, Kelvin Kiptum, tragically passed away in a car accident in Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, was also killed in the crash, while a third person involved was taken to a hospital for treatment.
According to reports from The Standard newspaper in Kenya, the incident occurred when Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers. Both Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene, while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.
This devastating news is a massive loss for the marathon community as Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will surely be missed. The marathon community is deeply saddened by this tragedy and extends their condolences to Kiptum’s family and friends.
As more information becomes available about this tragic event, updates will be provided to keep you informed.