World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum dies after car crash in Kenya

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  • Runner set the world record at Chicago Marathon in October
  • Sebastian Coe ‘shocked and deeply saddened’ at the news

Tributes have been paid to the world marathon record holder, Kelvin Kiptum, after his shock death, alongside his coach, in a road accident on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who won the London Marathon in April before setting the world record in Chicago in October, was reported by police to have lost control of his vehicle while driving in Kaptagat, south-west Kenya, at 11pm local time.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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