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.