Kelvin Kiptum Cheruiyot
Date of Birth
He was born on December 2nd in 1995
He died on 12th of February in 2024 aged 24 years and two months.
Cause of Death
Kiptum died in a road accident along the Eldoret – Kaptagat road alongside his coach.
Occupation and Career
He was a long distance runner who held the record for being the only person in history to had run the marathon under two hours and one minute, a record that was ratified just few days before his death.
He started competing in marathon at the age of 13 when he took part in the Family Bank Eldoret Half Marathon, finishing 10th; he placed 12th the following year. In 2018, he got his first victory, winning this race with a time of 62:01. He was self-coached at the time.
Kiptum made his international debuted at the Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal, in March 2019 where he finished fifth with a new personal best of 59:54.