Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies in car accident

In a tragic turn of events, Kenyan marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum passed away in a car accident near his childhood village of Chepsamo in western Kenya. Along with his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, Kiptum tragically lost his life while driving. A third person in the car also suffered serious injuries.

The sudden death of Kiptum and his coach has deeply impacted the Kenyan running community. Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha expressed his shock and sadness, calling it a significant loss. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also lamented the loss of Kiptum as a remarkable individual and icon in Kenyan Athletics.

Kiptum had recently made headlines with his victory in the Chicago marathon, achieving a record time of 2 hours and 35 seconds. He was determined to continue pushing himself, setting plans to compete in the 2024 Rotterdam Marathon and had his sights set on the Paris Olympics, aiming to beat his own record time. His legacy will live on as a testament to the great potential he had in the sport.

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