President William Ruto has on Monday mourned the death of marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum through a heartfelt message on his social media.
Ruto praised Kiptum, terming him the world’s finest sportsman who broke barriers to secure a marathon record.
“He was only 24 yet, as a hero, triumphed in Valencia, Chicago, London, and other top competitions. His mental strength and discipline were unmatched. Kiptum was our future. An extraordinary sportsman has left an extraordinary mark on the globe. Our thoughts are with the family and the sporting fraternity. Rest in peace,” Ruto said.