sport news Kelvin Kiptum's cause of death revealed after marathon world record holder died ... trends now

sport news Kelvin Kiptum's cause of death revealed after marathon world record holder died ... trends now
sport news Kelvin Kiptum's cause of death revealed after marathon world record holder died ... trends now

sport news Kelvin Kiptum's cause of death revealed after marathon world record holder died ... trends now

The cause of Kelvin Kiptum's tragic death has finally been revealed, as police arrest four strangers who visited his house. 

Earlier this month, Kiptum, 24, died in a car accident in his native Kenya, which also killed his Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana. 

The Kenyan distance runner's death came just five days after World Athletics ratified his world record time of 2:00.35, which he set when winning the Chicago Marathon.

Kiptum's father Samson Cheruiyot called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding his son's death and now, following a police autopsy, answers have been provided.

According to MARCA, Johansen Oduor - a pathologist for the Government of Kenya - has revealed that Kiptum suffered 'serious head injuries' as well as 'injuries to the lungs'.  

The cause of Kelvin Kiptum's tragic death has finally been revealed after a police investigation

The cause of Kelvin Kiptum's tragic death has finally been revealed after a police investigation 

Kiptum made history last October when he clocked 2:00.35 to win the Chicago Marathon

Kiptum made history last October when he clocked 2:00.35 to win the Chicago Marathon

'The deceased Kelvin suffered serious head injuries. There were serious skull fractures that occurred mainly at the base of the skull,' the doctor explained. 

He also claimed that 'there were some fractures in the ribs on both sides'. 

'There were also injuries to the lungs. 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,' the doctor noted.

Oduor added that samples were taken for additional analysis because the circumstances of the death are being investigated. 

'The samples - he pointed out - will undergo a complete toxicological analysis so that we can see if there was anything that could have contributed to his death'.

Kiptum's family responded to the autopsy, to which they

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