Eliud Kipchoge: BiographyEliud Kipchoge EGH is a Kenyan Long Distance runner who competes in the marathon and formerly competed at the 5000-metre distance.
He was born on 5th November 1984 in Nandi County, Kenya. His parent is Janet Rotich
He is popularly known for his prowess to run with a time of 2:01:39, set on 16th September 2018 at the Berlin Marathon. His run broke the previous world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds. He has hence been described as the “greatest marathoner of the modern era”
In 2003, Eliud won his first individual world championship title by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and setting a world junior record over 5000 m on the track.
“At the age of eighteen, he became the senior 5000 m world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics with a championships record, then followed with an Olympic bronze for Kenya in 2004 and a bronze at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.”
In 2012, he switched to broad running and made the second-fastest half-marathon debut ever at 59:25. He won the 2013 Hamburg Marathon in a course record time.
The marathon icon got his first victory at a World Marathon Major came at the Chicago Marathon in the year 2014. He went on to emerge the series champion for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Eliud was crowned the winner of the London Marathon for a record of four times and won the Olympic marathon in 2016.
The marathon champ however lost at the 2013 Berlin Marathon where he held the second position behind Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich and the 2020 London Marathon where he finished at the eighth position.
On 12th October, Kipchoge took part in a much-hyped special event dubbed Ineos 1:59 Challenge where the mission was to break the two-hour mark for running the marathon distance. The challenge took place in Vienna Austria.
The greatest of all time (G.O.A.T) achieved a time of 1:59:40.
Eliud Kipchoge: Net WorthEliud is one of those athletes who bag a mouth-watering amount out of their talents.
As of 2020, Kipchoge’s estimated net worth is a whopping $3 million which is equivalent of 320 million Kenyan Shillings.
In 2018, Kipchoge picked up £38,000 for his stunning display in Berlin. He also pocketed £534,000 for setting a new world record.
Eliud Kipchoge: Salary
Kipchoge’s salary is an estimation of 5 million in Kenyan Shillings, per race, starting with his Berlin victory. On top of that, Eliud took home 7 million shillings for setting the world’s best time.
Eliud Kipchoge’s: Endorsements
Eliud signed an Sh.14 million Brand Ambassador deal with Isuzu Car dealers.
He has also been a constant partner with Nike Company since the early 2000s where they aim at redefining the marathon shoe.
Eliud Kipchoge: Business Ventures
Kipchoge has an investment called the Non-Fungible Tokens whose collection includes digital representations of his career milestone on the Ethereum blockchain.
The NFT is digitally signed and officially approved by Eliud Kipchoge himself.
“Kipchoge’s NFT is backed by Momentible.io, a platform that curates NFT collectables of legendary moments while giving athletes and musicians the opportunity to immortalize their legendary moments as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).”
Eliud Kipchoge: Foundation and Charity Work
The marathon star has a foundation called the Eliud Kipchoge Foundation which has offered several charity donations to society.
Kipchoge through his foundation has donated solar panels and food to families in Nandi County in his home county.
He has also been donating food to vulnerable athletes in several counties in the Rift of Kenya.
Eliud Kipchoge: FamilyEliud Kipchoge is married to Grace Suguff and has three children named; Lynne Kipchoge, Griffin Kipchoge and Jordon Kipchoge.
Eliud Kipchoge: Assets and Lifestyle
Kipchoge is not a believer in a flashy lifestyle. He mostly maintains a low key lifestyle. He has a passion for books and prefers reading to watching TV.
He leaves in Elgon View Estate which is few minutes from the training camp where he spends most of his time.
One of Kipchoge’s cars is a 5.9 million Kenyan shillings Isuzu Dmax double cabin.
Eliud Kipchoge: Social Media Followers
Eliud has a mass following him in his social media accounts. He has 1.3 million followers on his Instagram handle (@EliudKipchoge) and 402.3 K followers on Twitter (@EliudKipchoge).