In a self-involved car accident, Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon and his coach Gervais Hakizimana tragically lost their lives in Kenya. The 24-year-old was driving with two passengers when the accident occurred.
The incident is a devastating blow to the marathon community as Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will be sorely missed. The Standard newspaper in Kenya reported that the third person involved in the accident was taken to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.
This loss is a significant setback for the marathon community as they mourn the passing of one of their brightest stars. Updates on this tragic event will be provided as more information becomes available.