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Tragic Loss: Kelvin Kiptum, the World-Record Marathon Runner Who Inspired Millions, Dies in a Car Accident at the Age of 24


Feb 12, 2024
24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum, World-Record Holder for Marathon, Dies in Car Crash

Kelvin Kiptum, a world-record holder for the marathon, tragically passed away at the age of 24 in a car crash in Kenya. The accident also claimed the life of Kiptum’s coach. The crash occurred on a road between the towns of Eldoret and Kaptagat in western Kenya, which is a well-known high-altitude region for long-distance runners.

Family members of Kiptum were present at the hospital in Eldoret to identify his body after receiving news of the crash. Kenyan runner Milcah Chemos, along with a group of athletes, went to the hospital to pay their respects.

Kelvin Kiptum was known 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 the international track federation World Athletics just last week.

The world of long-distance running has lost a true talent with the passing of Kelvin Kiptum. His legacy as a record-breaking marathon runner will continue to inspire future generations of athletes.

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