Kenya bids farewell to marathon prodigy Kiptum

Chepkorio (Kenya) (AFP) – In Kenya’s athletics heartland, the funeral of marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum draws top athletes, dignitaries and hundreds of mourners to pay their last respects. “In Kelvin, we saw the future of athletics in Kenya,” says President William Ruto. Kiptum’s widow also gives a tearful tribute. “I mourn, my love,” she says, “I have cried until no more.” Kiptum, a 24-year-old father of two, was killed in a late-night car crash on February 11, just months after shattering the marathon record in Chicago.


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