In a tragic turn of events, Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, passed away in a car accident in Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the crash, while a third person involved was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The accident occurred when Kiptum was driving his vehicle with two passengers. Both Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene, while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret. 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.
Updates on this tragic event will be provided as more information becomes available. The marathon community is mourning the loss of these two talented athletes and sending their condolences to their families and friends.