Sebastian Coe the president World Athleticssaid he was ‘shocked’ by road traffic death Kelvin Kiptum world record holder in the marathon and described the Kenyan as “An incredible athlete who leaves an incredible legacy.”
World Athletics is deeply saddened to learn that world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum died in a road accident on Sunday aged 24.
Obituary: 🔗 https://t.co/0CF1NbAzgw pic.twitter.com/TgWepi0cok
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) February 11, 2024
Kenyan Kelvin Kiptumworld record holder in the marathon, died along with his coach, Gervais Hakizimanain a traffic accident on the road between Eldoret and Kaptagat, in a car driven by the athlete himself.
We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the devastating loss of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana.
On behalf of the entire athletics world, we extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends, teammates and the Kenyan people.
This was just earlier this week in… pic.twitter.com/dDBKgjXNKL
— Seb Coe (@sebcoe) February 11, 2024
“We are shocked and deeply saddened learning of a devastating loss Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana. On behalf of the entire World Athletics organization, we extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends, teammates and the nation of Kenya,” Coe said in an official statement.
Sad ||| KELVIN KIPTHUM HAS GONE TO THE LORD!
Kenyan long-distance runner and current marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum is no more!
Here are a few things you should know about it:
– He is the only person in history to run a marathon before he was two years old… pic.twitter.com/oh69jgKNJM
— Hustler (@hustler_kabwere) February 11, 2024
“Just earlier this week in Chicago, a place where Kelvin sets his remarkable marathon world recordthat I was able to officially approve its historical time. “Kelvin was an incredible athlete who left an incredible legacy and we will miss him greatly.”– he concluded.
(according to information from EFE)
Source: Aristegui Noticias
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