World marathon record holder Kelvim Kiptum from Kenya died in a car accident at the age of 24, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said.
The marathon runner's coach, Gervais Hakizimana, also became a victim of the accident along with Kiptum. The accident happened in Kenya's Kaptagat region. Kiptum reportedly failed to control the vehicle and crashed into a tree.
Kiptum and Hakizimana died on the spot. The woman who was in the passenger seat in the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
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