Eliud Kipchoge

Birth Day November 5th, 1984
Birth Place Kapsisiywa, Nandi District of Kenya
Age 39 Years Old

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Eliud Kipchoge is one of the greatest marathoners of the modern era. He is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon and formerly 5000 meters race. In the year 2016, he won the Olympic marathon. He broke the world record in the 2018 Berlin Marathon with an impressive time of 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds, the greatest improvement since 1967. He is a man who has won 10 of the 11 marathons he has entered. It did not come as a surprise when he was named the 2018 IAAF male athlete of the year. He won the Sportsman of the Year award at the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year (SOYA) awards in Kenya on 11th January 2019. 

Eliud Kipchoge wins a record fourth London Marathon

Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge stormed to victory in the London Marathon Sunday (28th April 2019) to become the first man to win the event four times and set a new course record in the process. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon in history to win the London Marathon for a fourth time as Britain's Mo Farah finished fifth. Kipchoge, 34, who broke the world record in Berlin last year, triumphed in two hours two minutes 38 seconds. Farah finished three minutes one second behind Kipchoge, while fellow Briton Callum Hawkins was 10th. Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, 25, became the youngest female London winner, with Britain's Charlotte Purdue 10th. 

Birth Facts, Early Life, Birthday, Family, Wiki, Siblings, Education, And More

Eliud Kipchoge was born on 5th November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District of Kenya. At present, his age is 34 but his age will be turning into 35 on his upcoming birthday in November as of 2019. He was raised by a single mother (a teacher), and only knew his father from pictures. He is the youngest of four children. The name of his parents and siblings were yet to be disclosed. His nationality is Kenyan and his ethnicity is black. His horoscope sign is Scorpio and his religion is Christian. Moving towards his education, he graduated from Kaptel Secondary School in 1999. His training started early, albeit inadvertently, as he had to run the two miles to school. It was not until 2001 that he met his trainer Patrick Sang. He was only 16 at the time. His other early life information will be added soon. 

Body Statistics (Height, Weight, Measurement, And More)

Regarding the body measurement of Eliud, he stands a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 56 kg. He has an athletic body. His other body information will be added soon. 

Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Eliud won the Kenyan trials for the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships junior race in the year 2002. 
  • At the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, he won the junior race, setting a world junior record over 5000 meters on the track and then becoming world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. He then participated in the Golden League 2004 Roma Meeting in July where he dipped first among the starters with 12:46.53, which made him the sixth-fastest ever in the event.
  • He then won a gold medal at the 5000 m final at the 2003 World Championships, outsprinting both future world record holder Kenenisa Bekele and runner-up Hicham El Guerrouj (the world record holder in the 1500 meters and mile) by four-hundredths of a second (12:52.79 vs. 12:52.83).
  • An Olympic 5000 m bronze for Kenya followed at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and he took another bronze at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
  • He won a series of silver medals, starting at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics before another runner-up placing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. 
  • At the 2009 World Championships, he finished fifth but again reached the podium at the 2010 Commonwealth Games; coming in second behind Moses Kipsiro in the 5000 meters. 
  • He has won four medals at editions of the annual IAAF World Athletics Final and is a five-time 5000 m finalist at the World Championships.
  • His 3000 meters best of 7:27.66 ranks him as the 12th-fastest at the distance ever and his 5000 m best of 12:46.53 makes him the fourth-fastest ever in the event. 
  • He then began to move towards Marathon running in 2012 and set a half marathon best of 59:25 minutes which is the third-fastest debut half marathon in history. 
  • He made his Marathon debut at the Hamburg Marathon in 2013 setting a new course record of 2:05:30. 
  • He improved on this later that year, at the Berlin Marathon, running 2:04:05, the fifth-fastest marathon in history at the time. 
  • He won the London Marathon in 2015, 2016 and 2018. 
  • He also won the Berlin Marathon in 2015 in 2:04:00, improving his personal best by 5 seconds despite the insoles of his shoes coming loose early in the race.
  • In the year 2016, he improved on this personal best again, achieving a winning time of 2:03:05 (second-fastest time ever at the time on a record-eligible course and setting a new course record) at the London Marathon, followed by a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics with a time of 2:08:44.
  • On 6th May 2017, as part of the Nike Breaking2 project, he ran a marathon distance in 2:00:25 at the Monza racetrack, Italy. 
  • His time marks the fastest marathon ever run but is not an official world record due to the circumstances in which it occurred.
  • On 16th September 2018, he set out to obtain the official world record for the marathon and ensure he would be the world best marathon runner and did so by breaking the previous, held by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto, record by 1 minute 18 seconds in a time of 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon.
  • He won the 2019 London Marathon in a time of 2:02:37, the second fastest marathon of all time, behind his 2018 Berlin Marathon win. 
  • His fourth win in London marks a new course record, beating his own 2016 London Marathon record by 28 seconds.
  • The British runner Mo Farah (4 times Olympic Gold medalist) a pre-race favorite finished 5th.

Achievements And Awards

Eliud has garnered a lot of awards from his marathon career. He was awarded AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award - Men in the year 2015, 2016, and 2017. Also, he was 2018 United Nations Kenya Person of the Year and he was awarded 2018 IAAF Male athlete of the year award.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Eliud is a married person. He was married to Grace Sugutt. Together the couple blessed three children, the names of their children are not in the public domain. As of now, they live a blissful life with their children in Eldoret, Kenya without rumors of divorced or separated. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

The net worth of this greatest marathoner is estimated to have more than $500 million as of 2019. But his exact figures of net worth and salary is yet to be disclosed. His major source of earning is from his marathon career. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

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