Eliud Kipchoge Biography

Eliud Kipchoge

Quick Facts Of Eliud Kipchoge

Celebrated Name Eliud Kipchoge
Age 35 Years
Nick Name Eliud Kipchoge
Birth Name Eliud Kipchoge
Birth Date 1984-11-05
Gender Male
Profession Marathoner
Birth Nation Kenya, Africa
Place Of Birth Kapsisiywa, Nandi District of Kenya
Nationality Kenyan (African)
Ethnicity Black (African)
Education Kaptel Secondary School
Marital Status Married
Wife Grace Sugutt
Children Four
Parents N/A
Siblings Three
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 56 Kg
Net Worth $500 million +
Salary Under Review
Face Color Black
Source of Wealth As a Marathoner
Sexual Orientation Straight
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Eliud Kipchoge is touted as the greatest marathoner of the modern era. Behind his some contagious smile, He is a man who has won 10 of the 11 marathons he has entered. And Eliud Kipchoge doesn’t just win marathons; he has been breaking world records in his wake. It did not come as a surprise when he was named the 2018 IAAF male athlete of the year. Kipchoge 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.

What is Eliud Kipchoge known for?

  • The greatest marathoner of the modern era.
  • The 2018 IAAF male athlete of the year.

Where is Eliud Kipchoge born?

Back to his early life, Eliud was born in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District of Kenya. 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. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

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.

When did Eliud Kipchoge pursue his Marathon career?

  • Eliud Kipchoge came to prominence in 2003 by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, setting a world junior record over 5000 meters on the track and then becoming world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. 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. Eliud 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 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 6 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 16 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.
  • Kipchoge won the 2019 London Marathon in a time of 2:02:37 [86], 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.

Awards of Eliud Kipchoge

  • AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award - Men: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2018 United Nations Kenya Person of the Year
  • 2018 IAAF Male athlete of the year award

Who is the wife of Eliud Kipchoge?

Reflecting his personal life, He was a married man. He is 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.

How much is Eliud Kipchoge net worth?

From his earning on and off track, Eliud Kipchoge estimated net worth can be upwards of $500 million. But his exact figures of net worth and salary is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

How tall is Eliud Kipchoge?

Observing his body statistics, Eliud stands a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 56 kg. He has an athletic body. His other body information was yet to be disclosed. in the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

Did You Know?

  • He was named the 2018 IAAF male athlete of the year.
  • Eliud Kipchoge doesn’t just win marathons; he has been breaking world records in his wake.
  • He broke the world record in the 2018 Berlin Marathon with an impressive time of 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds.

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