World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum, his coach are killed in car crash in Kenya

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Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announces sudden deaths of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach in deadly vehicle accident in western Kenya

World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum, his coach are killed in car crash in Kenya

The sudden deaths of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach in a deadly vehicle accident were revealed by former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga on Sunday.

The 24-year-old athlete, who is well-known for his incredible long-distance running accomplishments, including a successful race in the London Marathon last year, left behind a legacy of athletic prowess and inspiration.

The accident occurred on a road linking two towns in western Kenya, within a region celebrated as a training hub for elite runners due to its high-altitude conditions conducive to endurance training. Milcah Chemos, a Kenyan runner, confirmed the devastating news, underscoring the profound loss felt by the athletic community.

Source: Newsroom

 

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