The autopsy data of Kelvin Kiptum, who died in a traffic accident, comes to light

They are already known official results of the autopsy performed on Kelvin KiptumKenyan record holder who died on February 11 with his coach after suffer a traffic accident on the road from Eldoret to Kaptagat.

“He died from serious head injuries”

The 24-year-old athlete, who managed to break the marathon world record in Chicago by setting a historic 2:00:35, He died mainly from “serious head injuries”as reported by Johansen Oduor, a pathologist for the Government of Kenya.

“There were also fractures in the ribs, the lungs…”

“The deceased Kelvin suffered serious head injuries. There were serious skull fractures which occurred mainly at the base of the skull, there were also some rib fractures from both sides and lung injuries. What really caused Kelvin’s death were severe head injuries that, when I look at them, look more like they were caused by a car accident,” explains Johansen Oduor.

The Kenyan pathologist also wanted to inform that more samples will be taken for some analyzes that will help the investigation into the death of the world record holder: “We will try to see if there was anything that could have contributed to his death.”

On the other hand, the spokesperson for Kiptum’s family showed the family’s satisfaction upon learning the details of the autopsy: “We are satisfied with the results. I witnessed the entire process. Now we are waiting for the samples that, as they said, will be taken for analysis.” The funeral will be held this Fridaywhich is expected to be massive, and the burial will take place in his hometown, Kaptagat.

More information about the death

Kenyan Kiptum died on February 11 together with his coach, the Rwandan Gervais Hakizimana, after suffering a traffic accident on the road that connects Eldoret with Kaptagat, in Kenya. The athlete was the one driving the car, which was completely destroyed. Kiptum was destined to be one of the best marathoners in history, not only for having broken the record for the fastest marathon, but because his next goal was to become the first human being to go under two hours in the legendary race. 42 kilometers. This is what he intended to do at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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