In a tragic turn of events, 24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. His 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 Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret for treatment.
The loss of such talented individuals is a devastating blow to the marathon community. Kiptum’s talent and potential as a world record holder will surely be missed. As more information becomes available about this tragic event, updates will be provided to keep everyone informed.