In a statement, Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo confirmed the tragic deaths of Sammy Kiptum and his coach. Kimaiyo expressed his condolences for both individuals, calling Kiptum a legend in the world of athletics. The news of their accident has left the people of Keiyo South deeply saddened.
Kiptum was only 24 years old when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. In 2023, he also set a record time in the London Marathon. His achievements were celebrated by many, and he became an inspiration to many aspiring runners around the world.
The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed their 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 such an incredible athlete. He spoke of Kiptum’s legacy and the impact he left behind, saying that he will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
The Kenyan nation mourns the loss of Sammy Kiptum, a true legend in the world of athletics. His accomplishments will live on forever, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest runners of all time.