The management of the late marathon World Record holder Kelvin Kiptum has offered to assist the family in giving him a fitting send-off.

The manager, Marc Corstjens, has informed the families of the late Kiptum and his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, that they will be supported to remember the fallen athletes.

PHOTO | COURTESY Kelvin Kiptum

Corstjens stated that Golazo management will establish a Foundation to carry on Kiptum's aim of supporting society.

The late athlete had promised to build a modern home for his young family and parents and help underprivileged children in his Chepsamo hamlet and beyond gain access to education.

“He had a dream for a better future. Kiptum’s dream of building a house and projects that would benefit his family will not stop,” Corstjens said.

According to the planning committee, the late Kiptum will be buried in Chepsamo on Saturday, February 24.

“We are thinking about establishing a foundation to support young children through basic education all the way to university in honour of departed Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana,” said Corstjens.

PHOTO | COURTESY Kelvin Kiptum

“It is the duty and the respect that we have for the athlete and his coach. These are terrible circumstances and we can’t let them down," he added.

“We are, and indeed, we work for the sport that everyone in Kenya likes. Athletics is the top sport in the country and we are working with top people and working for the future but that doesn’t mean that we have to forget the family. We will care about them and we will welcome their future.” said Corstjens.

Athletics Kenya Youth Development Director Barnaba Korir stated that the organization would ensure athletes' earnings are distributed to their families.

“The family will be taken care of. It will be difficult to get an athlete with all combinations of a good runner discipline, physique, and determination, like Kiptum,” he said.