kelvin kiptum car accident full video

kelvin kiptum car accident full video

Kenyan police have confirmed that Kelvin Kiptum, the current world record holder in the marathon, along with his coach Gervais Hakizimana, tragically lost their lives in a road accident on Sunday night near Eldoret in the Rift Valley.

According to Elgeyo Marakwet County Police Commander Peter Mulinge, the 24-year-old Kiptum, who was behind the wheel of a Toyota Premio, and his coach were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. A third person in the vehicle sustained severe injuries.

Kiptum made headlines with his remarkable marathon time of 2:00:35, achieved during the Chicago Marathon last October. His record was recently ratified by World Athletics. Remarkably, Kiptum had transitioned to marathon running just a year before setting this record pace.

Surpassing Eliud Kipchoge’s previous record by 50 seconds, Kiptum established himself as a formidable force in the sport. Many saw him as a potential successor to Kipchoge and speculated on his ability to break the elusive two-hour barrier in the marathon.

Hakizimana, aged 36, hailed from Rwanda and had a background as a professional athlete. He competed in various races ranging from the 5,000 meters to the half marathon distance.


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