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