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Namwamba unveils kelvin Kiptum’s Hall Of Fame

The late Marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum has been inducted in the Hall Of Fame by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba at the Talanta Plaza, Nairobi.

Kiptum died on February 11 in a road accident at the age of 24 after setting the world record during Chicago marathon last year at 2:00.35 and died in a road crush alongside his coach Gervais Hakizimana.

He was also named the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) Gala was to be held on February 23. 

Namwamba said that the unveiling was to celebrate one of Kenya’s greatest marathon runners and the current world record holder.

“This is special because it is the very first formal induction and Kelvin becomes the first of our legends to be formally inducted in this Hall of Fame and stands here as a permanent heritage to this incredible contribution.”

 “We celebrated Kiptum in life and we will continue to celebrate him in death,” wrote Ababu, who met Kiptum’s family and that of his late coach Hakizamana.

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