In step with Country, Kiptum used to be using together with his trainer, Rwanda’s Gervais Hakizimana, on Sunday night time in Kaptagat, Kenya, when he misplaced keep watch over of the auto and crashed right into a tree.
“This used to be a self-involved coincidence the place Kiptum used to be using his car with two passengers. Kiptum and Hakizimana died at the spot and the 3rd particular person used to be rushed to Racecourse Sanatorium in Eldoret,” stated native police.
On the 2023 Chicago Marathon, Kiptum made historical past through breaking the lads’s marathon international document in an astonishing time of two:00:35, changing into the primary guy to run below the two:01 mark. He used to be coaching to problem the two-hour marathon barrier on the 2024 Rotterdam Marathon in April.
“We’re stunned and deeply saddened to be informed of the devastating lack of Kelvin Kiptum and his trainer, Gervais Hakizimana. On behalf of all International Athletics, we ship our inner most condolences to their households, pals, teammates and the Kenyan country. It used to be simplest previous this week in Chicago, where the place Kelvin set his odd marathon international document, that I used to be ready to formally ratify his historical time. An unbelievable athlete leaving an implausible legacy, we will be able to pass over him dearly,” International Athletics president Sebastian Coe stated in a commentary.
Kiptum aspired to wreck the two-hour marathon mark and constitute Kenya within the marathon on the 2024 Paris Olympics.