‘Kiptum was an incredible athlete who left an incredible legacy’: Sebastian Coe

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.”

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 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.

“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