A marathon runner who set a world record last October died at the age of 24 in a road accident with his coach on Sunday

Death of Kelvin Kiptum

A marathon runner who set a world record last October died at the age of 24 in a road accident with his coach on Sunday

The accident took place around 11 pm on Sunday, police sources said. Police sources also informed that a total of three persons were present in the vehicle at the time. The car was driven by Kelvin Kiptam himself.

Kenyan marathon competitor Kelvin Kiptam died at the age of 24 in a road accident in Eldoret, Kenya on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. He was accompanied by his coach (Gervais Hakizimanar) and was present in the incident. Last October i.e. four months ago he set the world record in marathon running. His world record medals are worthless today, at the age of 24 his life-long running career stopped.

According to police sources, this road accident happened on Sunday at 11 pm local time. Police sources also informed that three people were present in the car at the time. Kelvin Kiptam was driving himself. The car was running fine when suddenly he lost control of the car and the car overturned. Kiptam and his coach were killed immediately after the car overturned. The third person was seriously injured and was admitted to a nearby hospital.

Kiptam was planning to finish the Rotterdam Marathon in just under 2 hours with his coach. His team was announced last week. But Kiptam left the world, eluding us all, and went to the afterlife. We will never see the world record holder again.

Four months ago he had the biggest competition of his life. He participated in such a big competition for the first time. To participate in this competition, one had to borrow shoes from others. Kelvin’s biggest career win came in 2023 against Eliud Kipchoge. That was when his life changed. Because he beat last year’s marathon record candidate Eliud. And he grabbed all the attention with the new record. He completed the 42 km Chicago Marathon in just 2 hours 35 seconds.

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