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Eliud Kipchoge Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 21, 2023

Date of Birth

4 / November / 1984


40 Years


Marathon Runner

Eliud Kipchoge was born on the 4th of November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya. He’s 39 in 2023. His parents’ names were Patrick Sang and Jane Rotich. Unfortunately, the father of his son has passed away since he passed away when he was still a small boy.

Eliud Kipchoge Biography: Early Life, Diet, Training & Net Worth

Eliud Kipchoge mother was a single mom. His mother was an elementary school teacher. Eliud is one of four children. In high school, he attended the school he attended was Kapitel Secondary School in Nandi County. After graduating from the high school level, he could not advance into tertiary education due to the fact that her mother was unable to afford the school costs.


The marathoner was the last baby born into a household of four. He was not able to meet his father at the time he died when a young man. To take care of her family, his mother began as a kindergarten teacher and then switched to selling local beer when she retired.

Eliud Kipchoge Mother, Sister Pic

Eliud Kipchoge Mother, Sister Pic

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Eliud Kipchoge Wife Pic

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Eliud Kipchoge Children Pic


He was educated in two primary schools that were located at Kapsisiywa village within Nandi county prior to joining Kapitel Secondary School. Kipchoge was not able to progress to tertiary school due to the lack of school fees.

Early Life

Kipchoge was born on the 5th of November, 1894 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, in Kenya. He was the son of Janet Rotich and had no recall of his father, as Kipchoge died at the age of a runner who was young.


In his school days, Eliud used to run between school and home until he became accustomed to running. The school was just two miles (approximately 3.2 kilometers) away from the family home. He began his professional athletic career in 2002 when he took an active part at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships as an ultra-long distance runner.

At the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, He won the bronze medal in the 5000m race. He also won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. He has been a five-time World Championship 5000 m finalist. Kipchoge won silver medals in the 2007, World Championships, the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Competition Record


Competition Venue Position Event Notes Year
World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 5th Junior race 23:39 2002
1st Junior team 18 pts 2002
World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 1st Junior race 22:47 2003
1st Junior team 15 pts 2003
World Championships Paris, France 1st 5000 m 12:52.79 CR 2003
World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 4th Long race 36:34 2004
2nd Team 30 pts 2004
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd 5000 m 13:15.10 2004
World Cross Country Championships Saint-Étienne, France 5th Long race 35:37 2005
2nd Team 35 pts 2005
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 5000 m 13:33.04 2005
World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 3000 m 7:42.58 2006
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd 5000 m 13:46.00 2007
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 5000 m 13:02.80 2008
World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 5000 m 13:18.95 2009
Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 2nd 5000 m 13:31.32 2010
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 7th 5000 m 13:27.27 2011
World Half Marathon Championships Kavarna, Bulgaria 6th Half marathon 1:01:52 2012
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Marathon 2:08:44 2016
Olympic Games Sapporo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:38 2021


Competition Rank Time Location Notes Date
2013 Hamburg Marathon 1st 2:05:30 Hamburg Marathon debut set a course record 2013 Apr 21
2013 Berlin Marathon 2nd 2:04:05 Berlin 1st Wilson Kipsang (2:03:23 World Record) 2013 Sep 29
2014 Rotterdam Marathon 1st 2:05:00 Rotterdam 2014 Apr 13
2014 Chicago Marathon 1st 2:04:11 Chicago 2014 Oct 12
2015 London Marathon 1st 2:04:42 London 2015 Apr 26
2015 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:04:00 Berlin 2015 Sep 27
2016 London Marathon 1st 2:03:05 London Set course record 2016 Apr 24
2016 Summer Olympics 1st 2:08:44 Rio de Janeiro 2016 Aug 21
2017 Breaking2[104] 2:00:25 Monza An experimental run over the marathon distance.* 2017 May 6
2017 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:03:32 Berlin 2017 Sep 24
2018 London Marathon 1st 2:04:17 London 2018 Apr 22
2018 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:01:39 Berlin World record 2018 Sep 16
2019 London Marathon 1st 2:02:37 London New course record 2019 Apr 28
2019 INEOS 1:59 Challenge[105] 1:59:40 Vienna An experimental run over the marathon distance.** 2019 Oct 12
2020 London Marathon 8th 2:06:49 London First loss in the marathon since 2013. Lowest finish in their career. 2020 Oct 4
NN Mission Marathon 1st 2:04:30 Enschede 2021 Apr 18
2020 Summer Olympics 1st 2:08:38 Sapporo Becomes the third man to defend Olympic marathon title, after Abebe Bikila and Waldemar Cierpinski.
Largest margin of victory (80 seconds) in Olympics since 1972.
2021 Aug 8
2021 Tokyo Marathon 1st 2:02:40 Tokyo Race Record 2022 Mar 6
2022 Berlin Marathon 1st 2:01:09 Berlin World record 2022 Sep 25

World Marathon Majors results in timeline

World Marathon Majors 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Tokyo Marathon p 1st
2:02:40 *
Boston Marathon x
London Marathon 1st
Berlin Marathon 2nd
x 1st
Chicago Marathon 1st
New York City Marathon x

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Eliud Kipchoge’s Net Worth

Kipchoge was awarded Ksh 5.8 million following his victory in the Berlin marathon. He also bagged Ksh 80 million to set the world record of 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. In addition, it was an income boost when he raked in Ksh 5.8 million from the London marathon. Their estimated net worth of his is greater than USD$2.5 million.

Eliud Kipchoge Record

He was his 2016 and 2021 Olympic marathon champions. He also has the record for world speed for the marathon, with the time of 2:01:09 recorded in the 2022 Berlin Marathon. His time beat his previous time by 30 seconds. He is widely considered to be the most successful marathon runner and among the top sportsmen of all time.

Eliud Kipchoge Pace

Kenyan broke his own record worldwide in Marathon time with a time of 30 seconds at Berlin by running the 26.2m course in 2:01:09.

Eliud Kipchoge Diet

Kipchoge, like the majority of athletes, follows the same diet. It is comprised of potatoes, rice porridge, beans, and rice.

Eliud Kipchoge Training

Every week, twice, Kipchoge and his training teammates perform a 60-minute workout of mobility and strength training with yoga mats and resistance bands. The workout program focuses specifically on the back chain specifically the glutes, hamstrings, and core muscles.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Kapsisiywa Nandi Country Kenya
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 167 CM
Height In Meter 1.67 M
Nationality Kenya
Parents Father: Name Not Know
Mother: Janet Rotich
Profession Marathon Runner
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Grace Sugutt
Weight 52 Kg
114 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Scorpio


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