In a shocking turn of events, the world record holder in the marathon, Kelvin Kiptum, passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, was also killed in the crash, while a third person involved was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
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 taken to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret as reported by The Standard newspaper in Kenya.
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.