In Kenya, the marathon community is mourning the loss of Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 24. His 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 his vehicle with two passengers. Both Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the scene, while the third person was rushed 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.