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Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was soaring toward superstardom, killed in car crash in Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya — Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar of long-distance running and was a top contender for gold at the Olympics in Paris this year, was killed along with his coach in a car crash in Kenya.

Their vehicle was the only one involved in the crash late Sunday and Kiptum was driving when it veered off a road and into a ditch before hitting a tree, police said.

FILE PHOTO: Running: Chicago Marathon
Kelvin Kiptum celebrates after setting a new world record time of 2:00:35 at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, on Oct. 8.

Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports / File Photo

Kiptum was 24 and one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in road running in years, having broken the…

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