Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo confirmed the tragic death of a young athlete named Kiptum and his coach in a statement. Kimaiyo expressed condolences for Kiptum, calling him a legend who had set new world records in the Chicago Marathon and London Marathon in 2023. The news of their accident has left the people of Keiyo South saddened, as they mourn the loss of this promising young athlete.
The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed deep sadness at the news of Kiptum and his coach’s death. 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 of Kiptum’s incredible legacy and the impact he left behind, saying that he will be dearly missed.
The people of Keiyo South are mourning the loss of their beloved athlete Kiptum, who was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. He also set a record time in the London Marathon in 2023, cementing his place as one of Kenya’s most promising young athletes. His tragic accident has left many saddened by his passing, but his legacy will live on as an inspiration to future generations of athletes from Kenya and beyond.