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Eliud Kipchoge Bio, Biography, Age, Wife (Grace Sugutt), Children, London Marathon, Breaks world Marathon record in Berlin

16th September 2018, Eliud Kipchoge breaks World Marathon record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge Biography

Eliud Kipchoge Bio

Eliud Kipchoge was born on 5th November 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District. He is a Kenyan long-distance runner, the 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist, and current world record marathon holder. He is termed as “the greatest marathoner of the modern era.” He has won 10 out of 11 marathons he raced – in his second marathon in 2013 when Wilson Kipsang ran the then world record, registering the second position.
Eliud Kipchoge Personal information
Eliud Kipchoge Born 5th November 1984 Kapsisiywa, Nandi District
Eliud Kipchoge Age 33 Years old as of 2018
Eliud Kipchoge Wife Grace Sugutt
Eliud Kipchoge Children 3 Children
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country Kenya
Sport Athletics
Coached by Patrick Sang

Eliud Kipchoge Career 

Eliud Kipchoge came to prominence in 2003 by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, setting a world junior record over 5000 metres on the track and then becoming world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics. An Olympic 5000 m bronze for Kenya followed at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and he took another bronze at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

He won a series of silver medals, starting at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics before another runner-up placing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. At the 2009 World Championships, he finished fifth but again reached the podium at the 2010 Commonwealth Games; coming in second behind Moses Kipsiro in the 5000 metres. He has won four medals at editions of the annual IAAF World Athletics Final and is a five-time 5000 m finalist at the World Championships.

His 3000 metres best of 7:27.66 ranks him as the 12th-fastest at the distance ever and his 5000 m best of 12:46.53 makes him the fourth-fastest ever in the event. Eliud began to move towards Marathon running in 2012 and set a half marathon best of 59:25 minutes — which is the third-fastest debut half marathon in history. He made his Marathon debut at the Hamburg Marathon in 2013 setting a new course record of 2:05:30. He improved on this later that year, at the Berlin Marathon, running 2:04:05, the fifth-fastest marathon in history at the time. He won the London Marathon in 2015, 2016 and 2018. He also won the Berlin Marathon in 2015 in 2:04:00, improving his personal best by 5 seconds despite the insoles of his shoes coming loose early in the race. In 2016, he improved on this personal best again, achieving a winning time of 2:03:05 (second-fastest time ever at the time on a record-eligible course and setting a new course record) at the London Marathon, followed by a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics with a time of 2:08:44.

On 6 May 2017, as part of the Nike Breaking2 project, he ran a marathon distance in 2:00:25 at the Monza racetrack, Italy. His time marks the fastest marathon ever run but is not an official world record due to the circumstances in which it occurred.

Eliud Kipchoge London Marathon 2018

Kipchoge won the 2018 London Marathon against competitors including Mo Farah (4 time Olympic gold medalist) finished third 2:06:32 hours in his second marathon, Kenenisa Bekele (3 time Olympic gold medalist) and defending champion Daniel Wanjiru

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks World Marathon record in Berlin 2018

On 16 September 2018, he set out to obtain the official world record for the marathon and ensure he would be the world best marathon runner and did so by breaking the previous, held by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto, record by 1 minute 18 seconds in a time of 2:01:39 at the Berlin Marathon.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record on September 16, 2018 in Berlin.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record on September 16, 2018 in Berlin.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge stands in front of a clock displaying his time after winning the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record with 2h01m39s on September 16, 2018 in Berlin
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge stands in front of a clock displaying his time after winning the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record with 2h01m39s on September 16, 2018 in Berlin

“It was hard,” said Kipchoge. “I ran my race; I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. That’s what pushed me in the last kilometers.”

The previous records are also held by Kenyans, Patrick Makau ( 2:03:38) in 2011, Wilson Kipsang (2:03:23) in 2013 and Dennis Kimettto (2:02:57) in 2014.

Eliud Kipchoge Family

Eliud Kipchoge is married to his wife, Grace Sugutt. The couple is blessed with 3 children, the names of their children are not in the public domain.

Eliud Kipchoge his wife, Grace Sugutt and thier children
Eliud Kipchoge his wife, Grace Sugutt and thier children
Grace Sugutt, Eliud Kipchoge’s wife
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