Eliud Kipchoge Age, Achievements, Family, Net Worth and More

Eliud Kipchoge biography
Eliud Kipchoge
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Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenya born, veteran long-distance runner. 16 times marathon winner, holder of the marathon world record and more, there is a lot of interesting things to learn about Kipchoge. Stay tuned as we shed light on his life, career achievements, family, net worth, and other fascinating facts. Read the complete Eliud Kipchoge biography below.


Real NameEliud Kipchoge
NicknameThe Philosopher
ProfessionMarathon Runner

Body Measurements and Physical Stats

Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lbs.)
Hair Color and Eye ColorBlack

Personal Life and Birth Info

Date of Birth5 November 1984
Age (As of 2024)39 Years
BirthplaceKapsisiywa, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Zodiac SignScorpio
Current HometownNandi County
QualificationGraduate (graduated in 1999)
SchoolKaptel Secondary School, Nandi
HobbiesRunning, Reading Books
Controversies (If Any)Kipchoge once wore the Nike Vaporfly shoes during his sub-2-hour marathon attempt in Vienna. Although it wasn’t an official race, the shoe raised some dispute.

Brigid Kosgei also used the same Nike Vaporfly. She was the one who, in recent years, broke the women’s marathon record. This led to speculations about the unfair advantage of the shoe’s technological advancements.
AddressNandi County, Kenya
Current HabitatKaptagat, Kenya
Phone NumberNA

Eliud Kipchoge Stats and Achievements

EventMarathon (mostly 5000m)
Coached ByPatrick Sang
Highest World Ranking1st (in 2023)

Sporting Achievements

Olympic Finals2004 Athens5000 m, Bronze
2008 Beijing5000 m, Silver
2016 Rio de JaneiroMarathon, Gold
2020 TokyoMarathon, Gold
World Finals2003 Paris5000 m, Gold
2005 Helsinki5000 m, 4th
2007 Osaka5000 m, Silver
2009 Berlin5000 m, 5th
2011 Daegu5000 m, 7th

All Time Personal Bests

Marathon1:59:40 *Vienna2019
10,000 m26:49.02Hengelo2007
5000 m12:46.53Rome2004

Medal Tally

Event1st (G)2nd (S)3rd (B)
Olympic Games211
World Championships110
World Cross Country Championships100
World Indoor Championships001
Commonwealth Games010
World Marathon Majors1010

National Events

Kenyan Cross Country ChampionshipsSenior race2004, 2005
Kenyan Cross Country ChampionshipsJunior race2002, 2003
Kenyan Junior Championships5000 m2002

Awards and Honors

2015AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award – Men
2016AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award – Men
2017AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award – Men
2018United Nations Kenya Person of the Year
IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award
2019IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award
BBC World Sport Star of the Year
Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine
2020Association of National Olympic Committees Best Male Athlete Tokyo 2020 Olympics
2021Abebe Bikila Award
2023Princess of Asturias Award

Did You Know? Eliud Kipchoge is the recipient of the Order of the Golden Heart (EGH). It is the highest award in Kenya.

Family, Relationship, Affairs

Marital StatusMarried
WifeGrace Sugutt
ParentsJanet Rotich (Mother)

Fun Fact: While Kipchoge lives and trains in Kaptagat, his wife and three children live in Eldoret, which is around 19 miles from the training habitat.


FoodsKenyan Staples (Ugali, Whole-fat milk, Eggs, Potatoes, etc)
SingerKelly Clarkson

Did You Know? In 2021, Jake Scott directed a documentary named Kipchoge: The Last Milestone. Chris Eyerman was the creative writer of this documentary, and it received a generous rating of 7.5 on IMDB.

Net Worth and Salary

SalaryAround $50,000 per event
Net Worth$3 Million 
Source of IncomeParticipation in Marathons

Social Media Followers

Instagram Followers2.5 Million
Twitter/X Followers549.7 Thousand
Facebook Followers1 Million
YouTube SubscribersNA

Facts About Eliud Kipchoge Worth Knowing

  • Born on 5 November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi County, Kenya.
  • Raised by a single mother and is the youngest of four children.
  • Began his career specializing in the 5000 metres. He then moved to marathons.
  • Met his trainer, Patrick Sang, at the age of 16.
  • At the age of 19, won the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships in 2003.
  • Set a world junior record over 5000 m on the track in 2003.
  • Became the senior 5000 m world champion at the 2003 World Championships.
  • Earned an Olympic bronze for Kenya in 2004 and a bronze at the 2006 World Indoor Championships.
  • Took silver medals at the 2007 World Championships, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and 2010 Commonwealth Games.
  • Switched to road running in 2012. He made his half marathon debut, finishing the race in 59:25.
  • Won the 2013 Hamburg Marathon in his marathon debut.
  • Became a World Marathon Major series champion a record five times.
  • Holds the record for most London Marathon wins (four times) and Berlin Marathon wins (five times).
  • Set the marathon world record of 2:01:09 at the 2022 Berlin Marathon.
  • Ran the marathon distance in under two hours during the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in 2019.
  • Appointed Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2019. He was just 20 years old then.
  • Named the 2019 BBC World Sport Star of the Year.
  • Awarded the Princess of Asturias Award in the category “Sports” in 2023.

What is Eliud Kipchoge known for?

Eliud Kipchoge is a legendary marathon runner known for winning 15+ marathons.

How tall and heavy is Kipchoge?

Kipchoge Eliud stands at 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) tall and weighs around 52 kg.

What does Kipchoge eat?

In many interviews, Kipchoge disclosed that he prefers Kenyan staples for meals. This includes ugali (corn flour porridge), whole-fat milk, eggs, potatoes, rice, chapati, etc.

What is the world record for Kipchoge?

In 2019, Kipchoge registered a world record by finishing the Vienna marathon in 1:59:40.

Is Eliud Kipchoge a legend?

With all the performances and achievements, it is safe to say that Eliud Kipchoge is indeed a legend.

How many hours does Kipchoge sleep?

Kipchoge once mentioned that he usually sleeps 9 hours a day. Additionally, he takes a two-hour midday nap for muscle recovery and better endurance.

Does Eliud Kipchoge have a wife?

Yes, Eliud Kipchoge is married to Grace Sugutt.

That’s it for today. Hope you had a fun ride with us. Eliud Kipchoge’s amazing life story shows us that no matter where we start, hard work and determination can take us far. From Kenya to the world stage, his running talent has inspired many.

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