Eliud Kipchoge's net worth, world record, age, quotes, family

Eliud Kipchoge's net worth, world record, age, quotes, family

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at April 24, 2024 at 9:25 AM

How much is Eliud Kipchoge's net worth? Since breaking the Men's World Marathon record in 2018, in Berlin, his net worth has dramatically risen. He had, in 2017, been appointed as the Isuzu D-Max ambassador. He is the only human being to run a marathon in less than two hours, a feat many marathon runners can only dream of, perhaps in perpetuity. The marathon runner started his career at the age of sixteen.

Eliud Kipchoge's net worth, world record, age, quotes, family
Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the gold medal in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sapporo Odori Park on August 08, 2021 in Sapporo, Japan. Photo: Lintao Zhang
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Kipchoge is a Kenyan professional marathon runner who formerly competed in the 5000-metre distance competition. The marathon runner is regarded as the greatest of all time.

Profile summary

  • Full Nаmе: Еlіud Кірсhоgе ЕGН
  • Gеndеr: Маlе
  • Аgе: 37 уеаrѕ оld
  • Віrth Dаtе: 5 Nоvеmbеr 1984
  • Віrth Рlасе: Nаndі Соuntу, Кеnуа
  • Nаtіоnаlіtу: Кеnуаn
  • Неіght: 1.67 m
  • Wеіght: 52 kg
  • Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ: Маrrіеd
  • Wіfе/Ѕроuѕе: Grасе Ѕugutt
  • Сhіldrеn: 3
  • Twitter: @EliudKipchoge
  • Facebook: Eliud Kipchoge
  • Instagram: kipchogeeliud
  • Рrоfеѕѕіоn: Marathon runner
  • Ѕаlаrу: Around $50,000 per event
  • Nеt Wоrth іn 2022: $3 million

Eliud Kipchoge's net worth

The long-distance runner is estimated to be worth $3 million, a great deal of wealth earned from his great performances in the marathon. He is currently regarded as one of the best marathon runners in history. Eliud Kipchoge's earnings are revealed to be around $50,000 per event.

Eliud Kipchoge's marathon pace

Eliud Kipchoge's net worth, world record, age, quotes, family
Eliud Kipchoge (white jersey) during his attempt to bust the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on October 12 2019 in Vienna. Photo: ALEX HALADA
Source: Getty Images

The Tokyo and Rio men's champion is the only man to have run under two hours. His world record pace was less than 3 minutes per kilometre, a shocking achievement. The Olympic record time of 2 hours and 6 minutes means running 5km in 14 minutes 50 seconds, eight times in a row. He is the world's fastest marathon runner.

Eliud Kipchoge's age

The Marathon runner was born on 5th November 1984, under the zodiac sign Scorpio, in Nandi County, Kenya. He is 37 years as of April 2022.

Eliud Kipchoge's shoes

Nike has sponsored the marathon runner for almost two decades. On most occasions, he has been spotted wearing the Nike Vaporflys. Research shows that the shoe has a carbon fibre and foam combination that offers around 4% of more energetic efficiency, helping the runners shave three minutes or more off their marathon times.

Eliud Kipchoge's quotes

One of his favourite quotes is "No Human Is Limited," which he stated in 2019 after the INEOS challenge when he clocked an official time of 1:59:40.2.

He shares a lot of wisdom with his colleagues. Some of his other quotes include:

If you are humble, your concentration will be very high. That's the way to go in sports.
If you believe in something and put it in your mind and heart, it can be realised.
The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today.

Eliud Kipchoge's diet

His hard training requires a nutritious diet to rebuild his body muscles and offer much more energy. Did you know he takes meat once a fortnight? His diet mostly revolves around the common African meals sourced from nearby farms.

The common meals which form part of his daily diet include Ugali, Rice and Chapati. The dishes contain a lot of starch needed to provide enough energy. His commonly preferred vegetable is 'Managu,' an African dark leafy vegetable known for its nutrients.

His proteins are mostly from eggs and beans. Just like other Kalenjins, Mursik (fermented milk) and porridge prepared from millet, water, and sugar are part of his favourite drinks.

Eliud Kipchoge's training

The training camp is located in Kaptagat, around 30 kilometres from his home in Eldoret. The camp was started by Kipchoge's coach, Patrick Sang, the same year that Sang offered a young Kipchoge his first training program.

Eliud Kipchoge's biography

Kipchoge completed his secondary education at Kapitel in 1999. He rarely did marathons then, but the long distance he walked to school (3.2 kilometres) gave enough daily training for the young Eliud. The marathon runner was raised by her mother alongside his three elder siblings.

It was in 2001 when a 16-year-old Kipchoge met his trainer Patrick Sang. Since then, he has won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.

Eliud Kipchoge's world record

During the Berlin Marathon in 2018, he clocked 2:01:39, setting a world record. The achievement broke the previous world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds.

The following year in Austria, he became the first athlete to run a marathon under 2 hours, clocking 1:59:40. However, the record wasn't recognised since it wasn't competitive and featured rotating pacemakers who helped him keep up the pace.

Eliud Kipchoge's family

Eliud's mother was an elementary teacher, and it has been said that Kipchoge has only seen his father in old photos but never in person. The marathon runner is married to Grасе Ѕugutt who lives in Eldoret, Kenya, with their three children.

Eliud Kipchoge's social media presence

Being marathon's the greatest of all time, he has a huge following on his social media accounts. Eliud Kipchoge's Instagram account has over 1.7 million followers. He also enjoys a following of over 470k on Twitter as well as a significant following on Facebook.

Eliud Kipchoge's cars

After the 2019 INEOS challenge, sources reveal that he was awarded a new Isuzu D-Max valued at $41,000. He was also the automobile's brand ambassador.

Regardless of his big achievements, he leaves a simple life in Eldoret. In 2019 he was treated to an exclusive experience by Mercedes, by getting to drive one of their Formula One car races. There are no sources about his other personal cars, and is not the type to flaunt them on social media.

Most of the athletes with the kind of Eliud Kipchoge's net worth prefer living a high lifestyle. Kipchoge prefers a simple lifestyle where he can interact with his neighbours and relatives.

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Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer with over five years of experience. At Sportsbrief, he contributes to writing biographies and listicles.