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Images of the condition of the car in which Kelvin Kiptum died are leaked

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Monday, February 12, 2024

These images are shocking and make clear the brutality of the accident

Leaked images of the state in which the car in which Kelvin Kiptum died was left.

Kelvin Kiptum died after being involved in an accident on a road in Kaptagat (Kenya). The road on which the world marathon record holder suffered the accident was the one that links the towns of Elgeyo Marakwet and Ravine.

The world of sport is mourning the death of an athlete who was destined to become a legend and the first marathon runner to go under two hours in a marathon. Kelvin Kiptum came close at the Chicago Marathon in 2023 after crossing the finish line in 2h.00:35 but was aiming for the Rotterdam Marathon on April 14.

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Kelvin Kiptum died after an accident on a road in Kaptagat (Kenya). The road on which the world marathon record holder was involved in the accident was the road linking the towns of Elgeyo Marakwet and Ravine.

According to the police, the athlete was driving the car with two other occupants: his trainer, Gervais Hakizimana, and a woman, Sharon Kosgey.

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Initial tests indicate that the Kenyan athlete lost control, went off the road and hit a large tree before falling into a ditch. The car was totaled. Kiptum and his coach died almost instantly, while the other occupant of the vehicle was rescued alive and taken to hospital.

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The accident occurred at 23:00 local time. After assisting its passengers, the vehicle was towed to a local police station for “inspection and further police action”.

Images of the crashed car have been leaked

What have been leaked are the images of the state in which the car in which Kelvin Kiptum suffered the accident was left, a state in which makes one imagine the brutality of the impact.