Kelvin Kiptum, Marathon World Record-Holder, Dies In Car Crash


Kelvin Kiptum celebrates his Chicago Marathon world record victory in Chicago’s Grant Park on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. A car crash in Kenya late Sunday, claimed the lives of Kelvin Kiptum, Marathon world record-holder, and his coach, a fellow athlete who went to the hospital and saw Kiptum’s body said. Kiptum was 24 and on course to be a superstar of long-distance running. Kiptum and his Rwandan coach, Gervais Hakizimana, were killed in the crash at around 11:00 p.m., said Kenyan runner Milcah Chemos, who was at the hospital where…

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