Kenyan marathoner Kelvin Kiptum will be buried on February 24

Kelvin Kiptum, marathon world record holder and shooting star of world athletics who died in a car accident on the night of Sunday to Monday, will be buried on February 24, an official of the Kenyan Athletics Federation announced on Wednesday February 14. . The ceremony will take place in Chepsamo, the village in the Rift Valley (west) where the 24-year-old athlete and his family lived. The Kenyan government has assured that it will cover the burial costs. “ In honor of the late Kenyan marathon world record holder, a true national hero, the government will support Kiptum’s family in giving him a heroic and dignified farewell “, said a government press release. Kelvin Kiptum, a new phenomenon in Kenyan athletics, was to be one of the attractions of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. His coach Gervais Hakizimana, also on board, was killed instantly.

Published on: 02/14/2024 – 5:21 p.m.

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Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum broke the marathon world record in Chicago on October 8, 2023. AFP – KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

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