World Athletics president Seb Coe expressed his deepest condolences to the families, friends, and teammates of the late Kenyan marathon runner, Kiptum. The news of their tragic accident has left the people of Keiyo South saddened. Kiptum was only 24 when he set a new world record in the Chicago Marathon. In 2023, he also set a record time in the London Marathon.
Kenyan member of parliament Gideon Kimaiyo confirmed the pair’s death in a statement. Kimaiyo expressed condolences for Kiptum and his coach, calling Kiptum a legend. Organisers of the London Marathon also expressed deep sadness at the news of Kiptum and his coach’s death.
Seb Coe spoke of Kiptum’s incredible legacy and the impact he left behind, saying that he will be dearly missed. He shared his shock and deep sadness at the loss of such an exceptional athlete. The organisation sent their deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragic accident.