Kelvin Kiptum, a rising star in Kenyan marathon running, was mourned by thousands at his funeral led by his widow, Asenath Rotich.

She tearfully revealed their plans for a big wedding, shattered by his untimely death in a car accident at just 24.

Kiptum’s remarkable athletic achievements drew tributes from figures like Kenya’s President and athletics head Sebastian Coe.

Held where he trained, the ceremony highlighted his impact locally and globally.

Despite his brief career, Kiptum’s legacy as a record-breaker and community supporter resonated deeply.

Reflecting on his extraordinary journey, the BBC reported on the profound loss felt by both the running world and Kiptum’s community, emphasizing his enduring inspiration.

Source : BBC

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