Watch Kelvin Kiptum break marathon world record as world mourns runner’s death

Watch Kelvin Kiptum break the marathon world record at the Chicago Marathon in October 2023.

The runner tragically died in a car crash with his coach Garvais Hakizimana, 36, while driving in western Kenya on Sunday 11 February, aged just 24.

Kiptum set the world record in Chicago in October with a time of 2:00.35, having won the London Marathon in April before that.

Kiptum sprinted towards the finish line while pumping up an already-roaring crowd. He broke through the tape and smashed Eliud Kipchoge’s record by 34 seconds

His death comes only a week after World Athletics were able to ratify his world record.