Mourning in sports: died in an accident Kelvin Kiptum
Kiptum è died in a traffic accident near Eldoret, Kenya
Mourning in the sports world. Kiptum è died in a car accident near Eldoret, Kenya. His coach Hakizimana also lost his life in the dramatic accident. Also on the car was a woman who è now hospitalized at Racecourse Hospital in Eldoret. According to Muga, the area police chief, Kiptum himself was driving the vehicle. No other cars would be involved.
Kiptum, 24, was from the area and was training to start the new season. The first appointment was set for April, in Rotterdam: "We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the devastating loss of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana. On behalf of all World Athletics we send our deepest condolences to their families, friends, teammates and the Kenyan nation", the words of Coe, president World Athletics, via social.
Kiptum è was the first man to run the marathon in under two hours and one minute in an official race. He è succeeded in Chicago last October, where he set a world record of two hours and 35 seconds, bettering the previous record of Kenyan great and marathoner Kipchoge. The two were expected to have a great duel on the track in Paris.