The tragic accident that claimed the lives of Kenyan runners Kiptum and his coach has been confirmed by a member of the Kenyan parliament, Gideon Kimayo. Kimaijo expressed his condolences to both Kiptum and his coach, calling the latter a legend in the world of athletics. The news of their deaths has saddened the residents of Keiio South, who mourn the loss of two young athletes who had bright futures ahead of them.
Kiptum was only 24 years old when he set a new world record at the Chicago Marathon, and he also set the London Marathon record in 2023. His achievements were celebrated around the world, and he was hailed as a rising star in the sport. However, his life was cut tragically short when he died in an accident while training for an upcoming marathon.
The organizers of the London Marathon also expressed deep sadness at the news of Kiptum’s death and that of his coach. World Athletics President Seb Coe shared his shock and deep sadness at the loss of two talented athletes who had made significant contributions to the sport. Coe spoke about Kiptum’s incredible legacy and how much he would be missed by everyone who knew him.
The Kenyan nation is also mourning Kiptum’s death, having lost one of its brightest young stars in athletics. His accomplishments will be remembered for years to come, and he will always be remembered as a true champion who gave everything to his sport.