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Why Eliud Kipchoge is trending on X hours after the death of World Marathon Record Holder Kelvin Kiptum

by Paul Nyongesa
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On X, formerly known as Twitter, the world’s celebrated marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge, is currently trending as many Kenyans continue to wait for him to break his silence following the sudden death of the reigning world marathon record holder, Kelvin Kiptum, and his Rwandese coach, Garvis Hakizimana, who died in a horrific road accident.

According to police reports, the tragic road crash occurred around 11 pm in the Kaptagat area along the Elgeyo Marakwet-Ravine road, where Kiptum and Hakizimana died on the spot due to the impact of the accident.

Following their deaths, Kenyans are now awaiting Eliud Kipchoge’s condolence message as they continue to pour in from different corners of the world.

On the other hand, some Kenyans were devastated as they have been denied the chance to experience the race between world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and Eliud Kipchoge, who were set to face off in April for the Paris Marathon.

See some of the comments from Kenyans on X, as captured by Kenyan Report:

Nyasikera: The world has been denied a chance to experience the race between world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and Eliud Kipchoge. During Moi’s time, accidents were used to eliminate critics.

Moses Wetangula: What a shock! What a tragedy! Kelvin Kiptum’s rising and shining star has been cruelly truncated through a tragic road accident. As a young new marathon world record holder Kiptum was the obvious heir to the majestic Eliud Kipchoge. #RIPKelvinKiptum

George Nickson: One side we all passing our condolences to the family of the late Marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum on the other side y’all cooking Mr Eliud Kipchoge na bado ata hajaamka

Kevin Teya: I really wish Eliud Kipchoge had acknowledged Kelvin Kiptum’s record-breaking achievement. Now, amidst a tragedy likely learned of this morning, he’s unable to grieve for the young man without being bashed. Remaining silent doesn’t improve the situation either.

 

 

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