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World marathon record holder Kiptum dies in road accident



World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana died in a traffic accident on Sunday (February 11), former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said on social media platform X.


Kenya’s minister for sports Ababu Namwamba said on X , “Devastatingly sickening!! Kenya has lost a special gem. Lost for words.”


Kiptum, 24, set the world record at the Chicago Marathon in October with a time of 2:00:35 to surpass the record of 2:01:09 set by his compatriot Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin in 2022.

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