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Kenyan Athlete Kelvin Kiptum Dies in Traffic Accident

Kenyan Athlete Kelvin Kiptum, Marathon Record Holder, Dies in Traffic Accident

Kenyan marathon record holder athlete Kelvin Kiptum tragically died in a traffic accident at the young age of 24. The devastating news was shared by the country’s former prime minister, Raila Odinga.

Odinga expressed his grief in a social media post, saying, “Kenya has lost a jewel. I can’t find words to say.”

In an even more heartbreaking twist, Kiptum’s coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also lost his life in the same accident.

The fatal incident occurred in Eldoret, Kenya, where the vehicle driven by the two men was involved in an accident.

Kiptum, who was renowned for his incredible talent and athleticism, made headlines by breaking the world record for running 42 kilometers in just 2 hours and 35 minutes.

The loss of Kiptum and his coach has deeply impacted the Kenyan athletic community and the nation as a whole. Their memories will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of all those who knew and admired them.

 

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