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SAD NEWS: Marathon Champion’s Mysterious Demise Sparks Call for Investigation

Kelvin Kiptum’s father is urging an official inquiry into his son’s untimely demise, citing the mysterious presence of four individuals at their home in the days leading up to the fatal car crash. The marathon world record holder, along with his coach Gervais Hakizimana, tragically lost his life in a car accident near Kaptagat, Kenya.

The 24-year-old, a father of two, had achieved remarkable success in breaking Eliud Kipchoge’s world marathon record in Chicago last year. Kiptum’s father, Samson Cheruiyot, a farmer, disclosed that unidentified individuals sought his son before his death, leaving him with unanswered questions about their intentions.

Expressing grief over the loss of his only son, Cheruiyot revealed that Kiptum had ambitious plans, including building him a house and purchasing a car through his running achievements. In a recent conversation, Kiptum had expressed confidence in breaking the two-hour marathon barrier in Rotterdam in April.

Concerns arise as Cheruiyot demands clarity on the unidentified visitors, emphasizing the need for an investigation into their motives. Kiptum’s wife, Asenath Rotich, shared the couple’s plans to travel to Rotterdam in April, where Kiptum aspired to set a groundbreaking sub-two-hour marathon record.

Kiptum’s sudden demise has left the athletics community in mourning, with fellow marathon great Eliud Kipchoge expressing deep sadness at the loss of a promising talent Hugh Brasher, the event director of the London Marathon, described Kiptum as a “once in a generation” athlete, highlighting his remarkable achievements in a short span.

Police reports indicate that Kiptum was the driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal crash, which claimed the lives of both him and his coach. A third passenger, Sharon Kosgei, sustained minor injuries and received treatment. The world of sports mourns the extinguished flame of a rising star whose potential was tragically cut short.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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