24-year-old marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car crash

Kelvin Kiptum, a rising star in the running world and the world marathon record holder, tragically passed away in a car accident in Kenya on Sunday at the age of 24. His coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the same accident.

Kiptum’s family was present to identify his body at a hospital in Eldoret after news of the crash broke out. The Kenyan runner Milcah Chemos rushed to the hospital after learning about the tragedy and offered her condolences to Kiptum’s loved ones.

Kiptum made history at just 23 years old by becoming the first man to run a marathon under 2:01. His record-breaking time of 2:00:35 at the Chicago Marathon in October year surpassed the previous record set by Eliud Kipchoge. World Athletics recently confirmed and ratified Kiptum’s remarkable achievement.

The loss of Kiptum and his coach was mourned by former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, who offered his condolences to their families, friends, teammates, and the entire athletics community. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe expressed shock and deep sadness at

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