It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kelvin Kiptum, the esteemed Kenyan long-distance runner and holder of the marathon world record. His untimely departure has left his loved ones in profound sorrow. The news of his demise has deeply impacted his friends and family, leaving them grieving.
Concerns among his fans regarding the details of his autopsy report have arisen. In this post, we aim to provide comprehensive information regarding the circumstances surrounding his death.
Has Kelvin Kiptum’s Autopsy Report Revealed?
As of yet, Kelvin Kiptum’s autopsy report is not revealed. But the men’s marathon world record holder, Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum has died in a road accident in his home country. He was killed alongside his coach, Rwanda’s Gervais Hakizimana in a car on a road in western Kenya.
On Sunday, January 11, 2024, at about 23:00 local time (20:00 GMT), a traffic collision occurred. Police provided information on the collision, stating that Kiptum lost control of the vehicle and veered off-road entering into a ditch on his left side while operating a motor vehicle.
A police statement said, “He drove in the ditch for about 60 meters before hitting a big tree.” The collision location claimed the lives of Kiptum and Hakizimana. A third individual, a young lady had severe injuries and was admitted to the hospital for further care.
Kelvin Kiptum had been determined to make even more history until a traffic tragedy claimed his life at the age of 24. Kiptum’s next goal was to break the two-hour mark in an official race, given he already had the world record for 26.2 miles.
This would happen during the Rotterdam Marathon in April. His training was intense and his life was simple as he worked toward this objective. Kiptum wrote on social media last month, “Currently my days consist of eat, sleep, train and repeat, My preparation is my main focus at the moment.”
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How Did Kelvin Kiptum’s Loved Ones Pay Tribute to Him?
Kelvin Kiptum’s loved ones are deeply affected after hearing the news of his death. Kipchoge expressed his sympathies to the victim’s family on X, saying that the man who shattered his record was a budding star with a whole life ahead of him to reach incredible greatness.
Rest in peace Kelvin. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QqivOklTxk
— Eliud Kipchoge – EGH🇰🇪 (@EliudKipchoge) February 12, 2024
William Ruto, the president of Kenya, called Kiptum a remarkable athlete who had made a lasting impact on society.
Kelvin Kiptum was a star. Arguably one of the world’s finest sportsmen who broke barriers to secure a marathon record.
He was only 24 yet, as a hero, triumphed in Valencia, Chicago, London and in other top competitions. His mental strength and discipline were unmatched. Kiptum… pic.twitter.com/Ff7nild1CG
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) February 12, 2024
Kenyan Sports Minister Ababu Namwamba wrote on X: “Devastatingly sickening!! Kenya has lost a special gem. Lost for words.”
Devastatingly sickening!! Kenya has lost a special gem. Lost for words.. pic.twitter.com/URgLeeop1t
— Hon Ababu-Namwamba, EGH🇰🇪 (@AbabuNamwamba) February 11, 2024
Former prime minister and leader of the Kenyan opposition, Raila Odinga, stated that the nation was grieving a remarkable individual and Kenyan athletics icon and that it had lost a true hero.
Devastating news as we mourn the loss of a remarkable individual, Kelvin Kiptum, World Record holder and Kenyan athletics icon. Together with his coach, they tragically passed on in an accident tonight. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/1Dmgyyhsk4
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) February 11, 2024