In a heartbreaking turn of events, the world record holder in the marathon, Kelvin Kiptum, tragically passed away in a car accident in his home country of Kenya. The 24-year-old’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the crash, while a third person involved was taken to a hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred when Kiptum was driving with two passengers. Both Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene, while the third person was rushed to Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret. The Standard newspaper reported on this tragic event and described it as a self-involved accident.
This devastating news is a massive loss for 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.