World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum passes on in grisly road accident

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World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum has died in a grisly road accident.

Kiptum died alongside his coach Gervais Hakizimana, a Rwandan national, along Eldoret-Kaptagat road, as confirmed by family and traffic base commandant Dennis Muga.

Kiptum dies just days after World Athletics ratified his record of 2:00:35 – a record he set at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2023.

The 24-year-old chalked 34 seconds off the previous record of 2:01:09 set by his compatriot Eliud Kipchoge on September 25, 2022, in Berlin.

The bodies have been moved to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue in Eldoret.

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