Seb Coe, the president of World Athletics, expressed shock and sadness over the loss of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana. Kiptum, who was 24 years old, held the world marathon record and had just broken the course record for the London Marathon last year. However, tragedy struck when he died in a road accident in Kenya along with his coach.
Gideon Kimaiyo, a Kenyan member of parliament, confirmed the deaths in a statement. He described Kiptum as a legend and expressed sorrow over the loss, offering condolences to the families affected.
Seb Coe recognized Kiptum’s incredible legacy and expressed his deepest condolences. The young athlete had secured significant victories and accomplishments at the prime of his career. His death has left a void in the athletic community as he will be deeply missed by many.