Kiptum was a Man Utd fan, drove to his death after watching Utd beat Aston Villa in Eldoret

World men marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was a Manchester United fan and it’s believed that he drove to his death after watching his side beat Aston Villa 2-1 in a thrilling English Premier League match on Sunday night. Click this link to start gaming and stand a chance of winning big with a meridianbet.

According to reliable information from a close friend who sought anonymity, the world record holder who shattered the world record at the Chicago Marathon on October 8 and had it ratified by the World Athletics just last week, was killed alongside his coach, Rwanda’s Gervais Hakizimana on Sunday night as they drove back to his training base in Kaptagat, about 30 kilometers from Eldoret Town, north of Nairobi.

He was watching the match at The Well Restaurant, an Irish facility located at a famous local mall called Rupas Mall, in the North Rift Valley town.

He was one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in road running in years and was a clear contender for gold in the marathon for Team Kenya at the Paris Olympics in August.

A statement released from Kaptagat Police Station in Elegyo Marakwet County under the subject ‘self-involved fatal road traffic accident and registered under OB number 19 /11/02/2024, confirmed the incident by saying: “The accident occurred at about 11 pm at Kaptagat Forest area along Eldoret -Ravine road. It happened that one Kelvin Kiptum – the Chicago marathon World record holder was driving his m/vehicle reg. number KDL 566F Toyota Premio carrying two passengers namely Gervais Hakizimana Rwanda male adult aged 37years-his coach and Sharon Chepkurui Kosgei Keiyo/f/adult aged 24 years from Eldoret heading towards Ravine. Upon reaching the location of the accident, he lost control and veered off-road entering into a ditch on his left side.  He drove in the ditch for about 60 meters before hitting a big tree.

“As a result, Kiptum and Hakizimana died on the spot whereas Sharon Chepkurui Kosgei escaped with serious injuries and was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment. The two bodies were moved to  Racecourse Hospital  Mortuary in Eldoret awaiting autopsy.”

MG Team

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