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Kelvin Kiptum’s family says marathon record holder’s death shattered their hopes and dreams

By TOM ODULA
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kelvin Kiptum’s family says their dreams and future hopes have been shattered by the death of the marathon record holder in a car crash on Sunday. Kiptum’s father, Samson Cheruiyot, a farmer, said in an interview with Citizen TV that he had lost his only child, one who had promised — a day before his death — to build him a house and buy him a car through running. Kiptum’s wife, Asenath Cheruiyot, says they were to travel together to Rotterdam in April. “He loved his children so much, I don’t know what I would tell them.”

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