just last yearchicagomarathonKenyan long-distance runner Kelvin Kiptom, who broke the men’s marathon world record with a time of 2 hours, 0 minutes and 35 seconds, unfortunately passed away in a car accident in Kenya on the 11th. International Association President Sebastian Coe Athletics Federation’s Coe also immediately sent a message to express his condolences, and bluntly said that his record had only been officially certified a few days ago, and he was shocked to receive such unfortunate news. Was not expected.
Kiptom, who is only 24, has frequently challenged the men’s marathon world record over the past two years, including at last year’s London Marathon when he set a record of 2 hours, 01 minutes and 25 seconds to become second among the men. Made the fastest record. Marathon History. At the Chicago Marathon that started in October, he also broke the time of 2 hours, 0 minutes and 35 seconds, successfully rewriting the world record and taking another big step towards the goal of “breaking 2 hours”.
On the 6th, the International Association of Athletics Federations officially certified Kiptum’s new world record, but news came out that he died due to a car accident. Coy Du, president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, expressed regret. He left a message of condolence on his personal social media. “The passing of Kiptom and his coach is a tragic loss for athletics. We are shocked and deeply saddened. On behalf of all World Athletics athletes, we would like to express our deepest condolences to his family, friends.” , teammates and Kenya.” Condolences.”
Coy left a message saying, “In Chicago, Kiptum set her extraordinary new marathon world record, and just days before her historic moment was certified, an incredible athlete left an incredible legacy. An incredible legacy and that depth. Will be remembered.”