Mo Farah pays tribute to ‘particular expertise’ Kelvin Kiptum after dying
- Marathon world report holder Kelvin Kiptum has died aged 24 in Kenya
- Sir Mo Farah has joined the tributes for the marathon world report holder
- Kiptum gained the London Marathon on Farah’s closing look final April
Sir Mo Farah has described the late marathon world report holder Kelvin Kiptum as a ‘particular expertise, following his tragic dying on Sunday.
Kiptum, 24, died in a automobile accident in his native Kenya on Sunday, which additionally killed his Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana.
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah joined the athletics world in paying tribute to Kiptum.
‘I’m so unhappy to listen to the passing of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana. Kelvin was an amazingly gifted athlete and had already achieved a lot,’ Farah wrote on social media.
‘He actually had a particular expertise and I’ve little question he would have gone on to have had an unbelievable profession.
Sir Mo Farah paid tribute to Kenyan star Kelvin Kiptum, pictured, after his dying aged 24
Four-time Olympic champion Farah mentioned the world report holder was a ‘particular expertise’
‘I ship all my sympathies and condolences to his and Gervais’ household and associates at this tragic time.’
Kiptum made historical past in October when he clocked 2:00.35 to win the Chicago Marathon, smashing his fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge‘s world report by 34 seconds. His landmark time was solely formally ratified by World Athletics final Tuesday.
The Kenyan runner additionally gained the London Marathon final April in a course report 2:01.25, with Farah ending ninth on his final appearence on the race.
Kiptum’s time was then the second quickest marathon time ever. It adopted an eye catching victory on his marathon debut in Valencia in December 2022.
Farah is among the many athletics greats to have paid tribute to Kiptum.
World Athletics president Seb Coe led the tributes to Kiptum on Sunday night time, saying he was ‘an unbelievable athlete leaving an unbelievable legacy’.
He wrote on X: ‘We are shocked and deeply saddened to study of the devastating lack of Kelvin Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana.
‘On behalf of all World Athletics we ship our deepest condolences to their households, associates, teammates and the Kenyan nation.
Kiptum gained the London Marathon final April on Farah’s closing look on the historic race
Kiptum made historical past final October when he clocked 2:00.35 to win the Chicago Marathon
Kiptum (L) and his coach Gervais Hakizimana (R) died in a highway accident in Kenya’s Kaptagat space at 11pm native time
World Athletics president Seb Coe led the tributes to the 24-year-old on social media
Former world report holder Kipchoge joined the tributes to Kiptum following his tragic dying
‘It was solely earlier this week in Chicago, the place the place Kelvin set his extraordinary marathon world report, that I used to be in a position to formally ratify his historic time.
‘An unbelievable athlete leaving an unbelievable legacy, we are going to miss him dearly.’
Former world report holder Kipchoge, who would seemingly have battled Kiptum for Olympic gold at Paris 2024, joined the tributes.
‘I am deeply saddened by the tragic passing of the marathon world record holder and rising star Kelvin Kiptum,’ Kipchoge wrote on X.
‘An athlete who had a whole life ahead of him to achieve incredible greatness.
‘I offer my deepest condolences to his young family. May God comfort you during his trying time.’
Kiptum was killed within the highway accident close to Kaptagat on Sunday, after reportedly shedding management of his automobile and crashing right into a tree.
According to Kenneth Kimaiyo – one of many first responders on the crash website – by way of Nation, Kiptum’s physique was discovered below the car with the runner already lifeless, and Hakizimana nonetheless alive on a hill.
New photographs have revealed the extent of the harm to Kitptum’s Toyota Premio
The roof of the car was ripped off after Kiptum’s automobile collided with a tree on Sunday
It is alleged that Kiptum misplaced management of his car at Kaptagat space alongside the Eldama Ravine-Eldoret on his method again from Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County
The newspaper provides that Kiptum, who was a father of two and the son of a runner and volleyball participant, misplaced management of his car and crashed into a giant tree on the Kaptagat space alongside the Eldama Ravine-Eldoret.
Kiptum had been on his method again from Eldoret in Uasin Gishu County.
Jackson Tuwei, President of Athletics Kenya, mentioned the car veered off the highway right into a ditch earlier than hitting a giant tree 60 metres from the primary highway.
Tuwei mentioned that the our bodies have been taken to the hospital for an post-mortem which can start after the households had been briefed and ‘all agreements are executed’.
He added that the accident occurred at 8pm GMT on Sunday, 11pm native time, and that the car was ‘extensively broken’ and towed to an area police station for ‘inspection and police additional motion’.
Mourners have gathered to pay tribute Kiptum on the scene of the accident.
Mourners gathered to pay their respects to Kiptum following his dying on Sunday
Double Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon was pictured in tears on the Racecourse Mortuary
One lady was seen being carried away after viewing Kiptum’s physique on the mortuary
Members of the general public visited the scene of the accident on Monday to pay their tributes to the late star.
Fellow Kenyan long-distance stars have been additionally pictured after viewing Kiptum’s physique on the Racecourse Mortuary within the Rift Valley city of Eldoret.
Faith Kipyegon, a double Olympic champion within the girls’s 1,500m was pictured in tears after viewing Kiptum’s physique.
One lady was pictured being carried away from the mortuary.
New photographs have additionally been revealed which present the extent of the harm to athlete’s Toyota Premio.