Kenyan Member of Parliament Gideon Kimaiyo announced the tragic death of Kiptum and his coach in a statement. Kimaiyo expressed his deepest condolences to the families, friends, teammates, and the Kenyan nation. Kiptum was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon and also set a record time in the London Marathon in 2023.
The news of their accident has left the people of Keiyo South saddened. The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed their deep sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach. World Athletics president Seb Coe shared his shock and deep sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach. The organization sent their deepest condolences to all affected parties. Coe spoke about Kiptum’s incredible legacy and impact, saying that he will be deeply missed.