In a tragic turn of events, Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the crash.
According to reports from The Standard newspaper in Kenya, the incident occurred when Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers. Both he and Hakizimana died at the scene while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.
This devastating news is a massive loss for the marathon community as Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will surely be missed. As more information becomes available, updates on this tragic event will be provided.