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Marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum died in a car accident in Kenya

Marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum died in a car accident in Kenya late Sunday, February 11, police sources said. He was 24 years old.

His coach, Gervais Hakizimana, was also killed in the accident, which occurred on the road between Eldoret and Kaptagat in western Kenya, in the middle of a high-altitude region known as the military base. Training for long distance runners. According to the police, the third passenger of the vehicle was injured and taken to the hospital.

Kelvin Kiptum was the first person to run a marathon under two hours and one minute, setting a record of two hours and thirty-five seconds at the Chicago Marathon in October, beating compatriot Eliud Kipchoge. He was in the process of preparing for the Olympic Games in Paris.

Author: the world

Source: Le Monde

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