Jamie Sabau-USA Today Sports/Reuters
Men’s marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum died alongside his coach after a car accident is his home country of Kenya on Sunday, officials confirmed. Kitpum was 24.
Exact details of the fatal incident were unclear. According to international track federation World Athletics, Kiptum was killed alongside his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, near the city of Eldoret, the fifth largest city in Kenya.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the devastating loss of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana,” Seb Coe, President of World Athletics wrote in a statement posted to X.