Kelvin Kiptum

Kenyan long-distance runner (1999–2024)

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Kelvin Kiptum: Kenyan long-distance runner (1999–2024)
Kelvin Kiptum Cheruiyot was a Kenyan long-distance runner who currently holds the marathon world record. As of 2024, he ran three of the seven fastest marathons in history and was ranked first among the world's men's marathon runners.


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'I don't trust anyone' - How trolling over Kiptum death hurt Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge says his family received threats on social media after the death of fellow marathon runner Kelvin Kiptum.
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Everything you need to know about the 2024 London Marathon

Tributes will be paid to Kelvin Kiptum, a world record could be set and famous faces take to the start line - here's everything you need to know about this year's London Marathon.
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Marathon field will be thinking of Kiptum - Bekele

The London Marathon elite men's field will be thinking of the late Kelvin Kiptum during Sunday's race, says Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele.
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Kiptum 'would have broken' two-hour marathon mark

Kelvin Kiptum would have become the first person to run a competitive marathon in under two hours, says Lord Sebastian Coe.
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Kenya will support family of Kiptum's coach

Kenya's government will donate funds to support the family of athletics coach Gervais Hakizimana, who died alongside Kelvin Kiptum.
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Four 'unidentified people' came looking for Kelvin Kiptum days before his death, athlete's father says

The father of world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum has called on the Kenyan government to investigate his son's death - saying four people came "looking for" the athlete days before he died.
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Kiptum - the marathon runner destined for greatness

Kenyan athlete Kelvin Kiptum was on the cusp of greatness when his life was cut short in an accident.
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Kiptum would have had 'incredible career' - Farah

Marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum was a "special talent" who would gone on to have an "incredible career", says Sir Mo Farah.
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Kelvin Kiptum was just gearing up for another remarkable feat - and creating history was his destiny

All Kelvin Kiptum knew was winning - breaking barriers and demolishing records on the path to marathon superstardom.
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How Kiptum went from borrowed shoes to world records

Kelvin Kiptum is the marathon world record holder, but he could not buy shoes or travel to a track when he started out.
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Kiptum sets new men's marathon record

Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum sets a new men's marathon world record in Chicago, finishing in a time of two hours 35 seconds.
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Kiptum shatters world marathon record in Chicago

Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum shatters the men's marathon world record in Chicago as he beats compatriot Eliud Kipchoge's previous mark by more than 30 seconds.
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Can Kiptum really be ‘Kipchoge 2.0’?

can kiptum really be ‘kipchoge 2.0’?
He broke Eliud Kipchoge’s course record at the London Marathon, but just how good is Kelvin Kiptum?
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Kiptum smashes record to win London Marathon

kiptum smashes record to win london marathon
Watch as Kenya's Kelvin Kiptum smashes compatriot Eliud Kipchoge's course record to win the men's London Marathon on his debut at the race.
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