In Kenya, the marathon community is in mourning after the tragic death of world record holder Kelvin Kiptum in a car accident. The 24-year-old was driving his vehicle with two passengers when the incident occurred, resulting in the loss of his coach Gervais Hakizimana and an injury to a third person. The accident was described as self-involved.
Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder were widely recognized and celebrated, and his passing has left a huge void in the marathon community. As more information becomes available, updates on this tragic event will be provided.