World Athletics president Seb Coe has expressed his deep shock and sadness at the loss of Kiptum and his coach. The news of their tragic accident has left the people of Keiyo South saddened. Kiptum was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. He also set a record time in the London Marathon in 2023.
Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo confirmed the pair’s death in a statement. Kimaiyo expressed condolences for Kiptum and his coach, calling Kiptum a legend. The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed deep sadness at the news of Kiptum and his coach’s death.
Coe spoke of Kiptum’s incredible legacy and the impact he left behind, saying that he will be dearly missed. The organization sent their deepest condolences to the families, friends, team-mates, and the Kenyan nation.