Quick facts about Eliud Kipchoge


Quick facts about Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

In Summary

  • Kipchoge studied at Kaptel Secondary School but did not run seriously then. He ran two miles to school on a daily basis
  • He was raised by a single mother (a teacher), and only knew his father from pictures. He met his trainer Sang (a former Olympic medalist in the steeplechase) in 2001 at the age of 16

Fact-file on Eliud Kipchoge who has made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in 1:59:40.

PERSONAL FACTS

Name: Eliud Kipchoge

Age: 34

Date of Birth: November 5, 1984

Place of Birth: Kapsisiywa, Nandi County,

Coach: Patrick Sang

Manager: Jos Hermens (Global Sports Communication)

Family: Last born of five children. Married to Grace Sugutt and father to three children.

Kipchoge studied at Kaptel Secondary School but did not run seriously then. He ran two miles to school on a daily basis. He was raised by a single mother (a teacher), and only knew his father from pictures.

He met his trainer Sang (a former Olympic medalist in the steeplechase) in 2001 at the age of 16.

 

Marathon Record 

  1. 2013    1st                                Hamburg Marathon
  2. 2013    2nd                              Berlin Marathon
  3. 2014    1st                                Rotterdam Marathon
  4. 2014    1st                                Chicago Marathon
  5. 2015    1st                                London Marathon
  6. 2015    1st                                Berlin Marathon
  7. 2016    1st                                London Marathon
  8. 2016    1st                                Rio Olympics
  9. 2017 Breaking2 (2:00:25)   Monza, Italy
  10. 2017     1st                                Berlin Marathon
  11. 2018     1st                                London Marathon
  12. 2018     1st                                Berlin Marathon
  13. 2019     1st                                London Marathon
  14. 2019 INEOS 1:59                   Vienna

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