marathonWorld record holder and 24-year-old long distance runner Kelvin Kiptom of Kenya and his coach died in a car accident.
The Associated Press reported that the crash occurred on a road in western Kenya, a high-altitude area that is a training base for long-distance runners.
kiptom in 2023chicagoHe completed the marathon in 2 hours, 00 minutes and 35 seconds, and became the first runner in history to complete an official marathon in 2 hours and 01 minutes, surpassing compatriot Eliud Kipchoge’s world record of 2 hours, 01 minutes and 9 seconds. Left the record behind. ,