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Autopsy Reveals Kenyan Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum Died from Severe Head Injuries


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The Kenyan athletics community is reeling from the devastating news of the untimely death of world marathon record holder, Kelvin Kiptum. An autopsy report has confirmed that Kiptum succumbed to severe head injuries sustained in a tragic car accident near his home in north-western Kenya on February 11th. The accident also claimed the life of Kiptum’s Rwandan coach, Gervais Hakizimana.

Autopsy Reveals Kenyan Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum Died from Severe Head Injuries

Kiptum’s promising athletic career came to a tragic halt, just months after he made headlines by setting a remarkable men’s world record of 2 hours and 35 seconds in the prestigious Chicago Marathon. At just 24 years old, Kiptum had already established himself as one of Kenya’s most promising athletes, with aspirations of pushing the boundaries of marathon running.

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Autopsy Reveals Kenyan Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum Died from Severe Head InjuriesReports indicate that Kiptum was gearing up for a groundbreaking attempt to complete the 42-kilometer distance in under two hours at the upcoming Rotterdam marathon in April. Such a feat has never been achieved before in open competition, highlighting Kiptum’s ambition and dedication to pushing the limits of human performance in the sport.

The news of Kiptum’s tragic passing has sent shockwaves through the athletics world, with tributes pouring in from across the globe. As the Kenyan nation mourns the loss of a rising star in athletics, plans are underway for Kiptum’s final send-off. He will be laid to rest in his home village on Friday, in what is expected to be a state event attended by Kenyan President William Ruto.

Kelvin KiptumThe passing of Kelvin Kiptum is not only a loss for Kenya but for the global athletics community, as they mourn the loss of a talented athlete whose potential was tragically cut short.


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