|Real Name/Full Name||Eliud Kipchoge EGH|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Eliud Kipchoge|
|Birth Place:||Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 November 1984|
|Age/How Old:||39 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 167 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 52 Kg|
In Pounds – 115 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||Kaptel Secondary School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Grace Sugutt|
|Kids/Children Name:||Yes (three)|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
Eliud Kipchoge EGH is one of the most Kenya long-distance runners. He competes in the marathon races and formerly was competing in the 500-meter distance. He is currently the world record holder after setting a record of 2:01:39 on 16 September 2018 during the Berlin Marathon. He is the greatest marathoner of the modern era after breaking the previous record with 1 minute and 18 seconds.
Biography and Early Life
Eliud Kipchoge was born and raised in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya, on 5 November 1984. He was brought up by a single mother and his other three siblings, and he was the youngest of all. He, however, knew his father only from pictures. He met his trainer for the first time when he was 16 years, named Patrick Sang, a former Olympic medallist in the steeplechase.
Kipchoge attended Kaptel Secondary School and graduated in 1999. He was not a severe runner by then, but he ran two miles, approximately 3.2km, to school daily.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend, Marriage
Kipchoge is a family man with a wife and children. He is the husband to Grace Sugutt, and they are blessed with three children. They live in Kaptagat, 30 km from Eldoret, where he also trains.
Is Eliud Kipchoge Gay?
No. Kipchoge is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors in his entire life. He is married to his beautiful wife, who is also an athlete. They live happily together with their three children.
Kipchoge won the first Kenyan championships in 2002 during the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships for the junior race. He won gold for the World Cross Country Championships, held in Dublin, where he finished fifth for the Kenyan Junior team, winning gold. He then won the Kenyan 500m race for the 2002 World Junior Championships, but he got ill, so he missed the championships. During the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, he won the junior race.
He set the first world junior record in the 2003 Bislett Games in the 500-meter race, his time being 12:52:61 minutes. It was the best record until 2012 when an Ethiopian broke it, Hagos Gebrhiwet, with 12:47:53 minutes. At the final 2003 World Championships, Kipchoge won a gold medal. He participated in the 2004 Golden League in Roma Meeting. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, he won a gold medal for the 500 m final.
Kipchoge had never missed any season since 2006 except in 2014, when he did not participate in any games. During the 2006 World Championships, he won bronze for the 3000 m in Moscow. He later won San Silvestre Vallecana by the end of that year after running a 10 km road race in 26:54 minutes. In the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, he won a silver medal in the 500 m final in 13:46:00 minutes.
He participated in the 2008 Olympics held which were held in Beijing, China. He won a silver medal in the 5000 m in 13. 02. 80 minutes. In the 2009 Olympics, he did not reach the podium. In the 2009 World Championships, he finished and then ninth in the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final. After making his debut in the 2010 IAAF Diamond League, he won the 5000 m Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix. His final half marathon was in 2012 in the Lille Half Marathon
In the 2013 season, he began with a win at the Barcelona Half Marathon, which he won with one hour four seconds. In the 2015 season, he participated in several games, which he won. He also won in the 2016 Landon Marathon in 2:03:05 minutes. After winning the 2018 London Marathon, he later set the Berlin Marathon record at 2:01:39, and he broke the previous record with 1 minute 18 seconds.
Kipchoge won the 2019 London Marathon at 2:02:37, becoming the fastest marathoner of all times after his win in the 2018 Berlin Marathon. He announced in May 2019 his new take of breaking the sub-two-hour marathon called Ineos 1:59 Challenge. He ran 4.4 laps in Vienna’s Prater Park on 12 October 2019, finishing at 1:59:40, and became the first person to break the record in history. This achievement made him be recorded in the Guinness World Records and named “Fastest marathon distance (male)” and also “First marathon distance run under two hours.”
In the 2020 London Marathon, he placed 8th with a finishing time of 2:06:49. He won the Enschede Marathon in the Netherlands in 2:04:30, followed by Jonathan Korir as his runner up finishing in 2:06:40 at his personal best.
Eliud Kipchoge’s latest win in Marathon was on 8 August 2021 when he won the gold medal for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He became the 3rd person to successfully defend his medal in the Men’s marathon. Kipchoge won the marathon with a time of 2:08:38.
Awards and Achievements
Kipchoge has won various awards and medals all this time, and he has been participating in multiple marathons. Among them include three times AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award in men category for 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2018, he was the United Nations Kenya Person of the Year. He has been recognized as the IAAF Male Athlete of the year award winner for 2018 and 2019. He has also been cited among the top 100 most influential Africans in 2019 by the New African magazine.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Eliud Kipchoge in 2023
Kipchoge has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has achieved this high amount of net worth from his success in his athletics career. He has been very hardworking and dedicated, which has helped him achieve this greatness
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was brought up by his mother single-handed and only knew his father through pictures.
- He did not run seriously, but he would run 3.2 km daily to school during his school days.
- He made his first world record in 2003 after winning in Bislett Games.
Eliud Kipchoge is one of the most popular men in Kenya and the world as the best in athletics. After starting his career in 2002, he did not look back, and all this time, he has won various medals after winning many of the championships. It is a career he did not think will make him a great man like he is today, but he can now enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with his high amount of net worth. Determination and hard work has been the pillar of his success.