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Kiptum&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s father reveals rare event days before son&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s death to trigger possibility of athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s murder

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Calls on police to open that line of investigation after fatal traffic accident that it is unclear was unintentional

Kiptum&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s father unveils a rare occurrence days before his son&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s death to trigger the possibility of the athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s murder

The father added that he learned of the misfortune from television. &https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;I got the news of my son&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s death while watching the news. I went to the scene of the accident, but the Police had taken the body to Eldoret,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; Cheruiyot recalled.

The father of marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum on Monday called on the Kenyan government to investigate the circumstances of the death of his son, who died Sunday in a road accident in western Kenya.

&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;There were some people who came a few days ago looking for Kiptum, but they refused to identify themselves. I asked them to present me with some identification, but they chose to leave,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; the athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s father, Samson Cheruiyot, said in statements picked up by local media. &https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;Kiptum was my only son. He has left me, his mother and his children (&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298230;) I am deeply saddened,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; he added.

Emotionally, he noted that his son assured him the last time they spoke that he was feeling well and was ready to break the marathon record again, going under two hours. &https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;He told me that someone will come and help us build a house. He said his body was now fit and he could run for 1.59:00,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; the athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s progenitor revealed.

The father added that he learned of the misfortune from television. &https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;I got the news of my son&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s death while watching the news. I went to the scene of the accident, but the Police had taken the body to Eldoret,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; Cheruiyot recalled.

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The governor of the Kenyan county of Uasin Gishu (where the incident occurred), Jonathan Bii, added his voice to the plea of the athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s father. &https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298220;We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kiptum and we call on the Police to speed up investigations so that we can find out what caused the accident,&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298221; Bii told reporters.

The athlete&https://extremesportsweb.com/wp-content/cache/background-css/extremesportsweb.com/?wpr_t=17138324298217;s body has been transferred from the morgue of the Race Course Hospital, where dozens of athletes and acquaintances have come to say goodbye to their friend, to that of the Eldoret Hospital.

The death of Kiptum, 24 years old, caused a huge shock in Kenya, which reacted with numerous shows of consternation and tributes for the death.

The young athlete died together with his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, in a traffic accident that occurred last night around 11 p.m. on the road linking Eldoret to Kaptagat, in western Kenya, in a car driven by the athlete himself. According to the authorities, there was a third occupant in the vehicle who survived and has been taken to a hospital.

The accident also unleashed a wave of condolences at international level praising the figure of Kiptum, called to mark an epoch in athletics for his youth and for being the main candidate to go under two hours in the mythical distance.

He jumped to world fame last October 8, when the Kenyan clocked a time of 2.00:35 and clearly lowered the previous record held by his compatriot Eliud Kipchoge with 2.01:09.

Source: EFE