Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024
24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum, World-Record Holder for Marathon, Dies in Car Crash

The world-record holding marathon runner, Kelvin Kiptum, passed away in a tragic car accident in Kenya at the age of 24. This unfortunate event also claimed the life of his coach. The accident took place on a well-known high-altitude region for long-distance runners, between the towns of Eldoret and Kaptagat in western Kenya.

After receiving the news of the crash, Kenyan runner Milcah Chemos, along with a group of athletes, went to the hospital in Eldoret where Kiptum’s body was taken. Family members were also present at the hospital to identify his body.

Kelvin Kiptum was celebrated for setting a world record time of 2:00.35 at the Chicago Marathon in October, becoming the first man to run the marathon in under 2 hours and 1 minute. His record was officially recognized by World Athletics just last week.

The loss of such a talented long-distance runner has left a void in the running community and his legacy as a record-breaking marathon runner will continue to inspire future generations of athletes.

By Editor

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