Kenyan marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car accident, confirms fellow athlete

In a tragic incident, Kelvin Kiptum, the marathon world record-holder, and his coach died in a car crash in Kenya on Sunday night. The accident occurred on a road between Eldoret and Kaptagat in western Kenya, where many long-distance runners train at high altitudes. Milcah Chemos, a Kenyan runner who had gone to the hospital in Eldoret after hearing about the accident, confirmed that Kiptum’s body was identified there.

Kiptum was only 24 years old and had been on track to become one of the biggest stars of long-distance running. Reports indicate that a woman was also involved in the accident and was taken to the same hospital with serious injuries. World Athletics president Sebastian Coe expressed his condolences and stated that Kiptum had set an “extraordinary marathon World Record” in Chicago. He also expressed his deepest sympathy for Kiptum’s family and friends.

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