The tragic accident that claimed the lives of Kenyan marathon runner Edwin Kiptum and his coach has left the people of Keiyo South saddened. In a statement, Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo confirmed the pair’s death and expressed condolences for Kiptum, calling him a legend.
The news of their deaths has caused shock and sadness among the international athletics community as well. The organizers of the London Marathon expressed their deepest condolences to Kiptum’s family, friends, teammates, and the Kenyan nation. World Athletics president Seb Coe shared his shock and deep sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach, saying that he will be dearly missed.
Kiptum was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon in 2023. He also set a record time in the London Marathon in 2023, leaving an incredible legacy in the sport. His achievements inspired many young athletes to pursue their dreams and reach new heights. Kiptum’s impact on the sport will be deeply felt for years to come.