In a weekend of major athletic accomplishments and celebrations, the highs and lows of sports was captured in the loss of 24-year-old Kelvin Kiptum. The elite distance runner was described as the future of the sport by his countrymen.
Kiptum and his Rwandan coach, Gervais Hakizimana, were killed in the crash at around 11 p.m., police said. It happened near the town of Kaptagat in western Kenya, in the heart of the high-altitude region that’s renowned as a training base for the best distance runners from Kenya and across the world. – abcNews
Becoming an elite athlete requires dedication and discipline. With an entire life ahead of him to become one of the greatest distance runners in history, losing Kelvin feels more tragic, if that’s possible. Losing a coach and an athlete is heartbreaking. Run well on the other side Kelvin and keep him focused Coach Hakizimana. If you have a moment in your workout today, think a kind thought towards an amazing young man and his coach. Sport is refuge, a safe haven, creating solace in a busy world.