The cycling and boxing world is still mourning the tragic loss of two prominent figures, Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Garvais Hakizimana. They lost their lives in a road accident in Kenya, which occurred in the Kaptagat area along Elgeyo Marakwet road.
Kiptum was a 24-year-old men’s marathon world record holder who had a successful career. He won the London Marathon and set a new world record at the Chicago Marathon in 2:00:35. His next goal was to break the two-hour barrier in an official race. His sudden passing has shocked the sports community, and he will be deeply missed for his extraordinary talent and legacy he leaves behind.
Seb Coe, president of World Athletics, paid tribute to Kiptum, recognizing his talent and impact on the sport. Police commander Peter Mulinge confirmed the tragic news that both athletes died at the scene of the accident.
The Kenyan nation and international athletics community are mourning this devastating loss. Kiptum was an inspiration to many, and his legacy will continue to live on through those he inspired to pursue their dreams in sports.