Faith Kipyegon's husband, net worth, wins, house, Instagram and education

Faith Kipyegon's husband, net worth, wins, house, Instagram and education

Sospeter Itolondo, Jackline Wangare
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Faith Kipyegon is a Kenyan middle-distance runner specializing in the 1500 meters race. She has gained international recognition for winning numerous awards, such as a gold medal during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While the athlete is famed for her talent, many are left asking questions such as, "Who is Faith Kipyegon's husband?"

Faith Kipyegon's husband
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya winner of the gold medal, during the medal ceremony after competing in 5000m Women Final. Photo: Andy Astfalck/BSR Agency
Source: Getty Images

The middle-distance runner has put Kenya on the map several times by stunning on the world stage. She set a new Olympic record of three minutes and 53.11 seconds for the 1500m race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Profile summary

Full name

Faith Kipyegon



Date of birth

10 January 1994


29 years old (as of 2023)

Place of birth

Bomet County, Kenya

Current residence











5'2" (157 cm)


93 lbs (42 kg)

Hair colour


Eye colour



Samuel Koech


Linah Koech



Marital status



Timothy Kitum

Net worth

$5 million




Faith Kipyegon

Who is Faith Kipyegon's husband?

Faith Kipyegon is married to a fellow middle-distance runner, Timothy Kitum. He is a one-time Olympic bronze medalist born on 20 November 1994. He also won the Commonwealth Youth Games 800m with a Games Record 1.49.32.

In the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships at Estadio Olímpico in Barcelona, Spain, Kitum secured a silver medal for Kenya with a finishing time 1:44.56. Additionally, he has earned a bronze medal in the world under 18 category and a silver medal in the IAAF world relays.

Does Faith Kipyegon have a child?

Timothy Kitum and Faith Kipyegon have a daughter named Alyn. Faith Kipyegon's baby was born in June 2018. As of 2023, she is five years old. The athlete takes great pride in her daughter and is committed to nurturing her into a wonderful person for the future. She posted a touching message on Instagram that stated:

Faith Kipyegon's bio
Photo: (modified by author)
Source: Original
Beginning in 2017, I had a new goal of becoming a mother. I was mentally prepared to take the break, knowing that I could only come back stronger. It was hard, and my body was different. But my new purpose is Alyn, and the strength she gives me mentally has helped me overcome all of the challenges.
I want to motivate her to be what she wants to be in life. She wants to be a champion like her mother, and I wish her to follow her heart and go beyond my footsteps.

Where is Faith Kipyegon from?

Faith Kipyegon was born and grew up on a farm in a village near Keringet, Nakuru County, in the Kenyan Rift Valley. She is the eighth of the nine children. Her father, Samuel Kipyegon Koech, was a youthful athlete excelling in the 400m and 800m events. Her mother, Linah Koech, also had a background in athletics.

Her older sister and former training companion, Beatrice Mutai, specializes in the 10 km and half marathon disciplines.

Initially a soccer enthusiast, Faith transitioned to athletics at the age of 14 when she participated in a one-kilometre run during a P.E. class and emerged victorious by a 20-meter margin. Her academic journey led her to Winners Girls High School in Keringet.

What is Faith Kipyegon's age?

Faith was born on 10 January 1994. She is 29 years old as of 2023. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

What is Faith Kipyegon's job?

Faith Kipyegon is a middle- and long-distance runner. She has set impressive personal bests in the 1500 meters. Her career has been marked by breaking records and setting high standards in middle-distance running.

In the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, Kipyegon got a gold medal for running the 1500 meters. She also won gold in the same event at the 2017, 2022, and 2023 World Athletics Championships. Additionally, she won gold in the 5000 meters at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

As a junior, Kipyegon won gold at the 2011 and 2013 World Cross Country Championships. In 2017, Kipyegon was recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine. Below is a table of her achievements and her personal bests":





800 metres


Doha, Qatar

25 September 2020

1000 metres


Fontvieille, Monaco

14 August 2020

1500 metres


Florence, Italy

2 June 2023

One mile


Fontvieille, Monaco

21 July 2023

3000 metres


Doha, Qatar

9 May 2014

5000 metres


Paris, France

9 June 2023

4 × 1500 m relay


Nassau, Bahamas

24 May 2014

Who is Faith Kipyegon's coach?

Her current coach is Patrick Sang, who coaches World Marathon record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge. Eliud is considered the greatest long-distance runner in the history of the marathon.

Is Faith Kipyegon a police officer?

Faith has never been a police officer. She was introduced to athletics at school aged 14 and went on to nurture her talent into becoming one of the greatest female athletes in the world.

What is Faith Kipyegon's net worth?

Her successful career as an athlete has brought fame and fortune to her. Her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. She gets most of her money from her athletics career and endorsement deals from companies such as Nike.

How much money did Faith Kipyegon win?

In 2023, the Kenyan track star earned thousands of dollars with her victory, marking a historic season and solidifying her position as one of the greatest athletes in Kenya's history.

For each series win, the champion receives $10,000, the second-place finisher gets $6,000, and the third-place finisher gets $3,500. In the Diamond League final, the winner earns $30,000, the second-place finisher gets $12,000, and the third-place finisher gets $7,000.

Faith made history in 2023 by breaking three world records and winning two world titles. Her remarkable track season concluded on Saturday, 16 September 2023, with a comfortable victory in the women's 1,500m and 5,000m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League final.

faith kipyegon children
Faith Kipyegon of Team Kenya reacts after winning the Women's 5,000m Final during day eight of the World Athletics Championships Budapest. Photo: Stephen Pond
Source: Getty Images

This win marked her fourth Diamond League title. She clocked an impressive time of 3:50.72, which is the fourth-fastest time ever recorded and the second-fastest time for Kipyegon.

She dedicated her 1500m gold to her coach and the 5000m gold to her husband but candidly admitted that her middle-distance feat was special. She stated:

I dedicate this gold medal to my husband; he has been supportive towards this success and being an amazing husband.

Fast facts

  • She ran her first marathon at the age of 16 barefoot.
  • She delivered her baby by a caesarean section due to the wrong position of her baby.
  • She said that in the future, she would like to run marathons.

Faith Kipyegon's husband is Timothy Kitum. The couple have a five-year-old daughter named Alyn. As a successful athletee, Faith has managed to balance her career, family and also motherhood. She inspires thousands of younger people, and especially female athletes worldwide, to follow their dreams. recently published the biography of Kristie Mewis. She is a well-known soccer player in the United States. She is a midfielder for Gotham FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team.

Kristie Mewis has won numerous awards, including the United States Soccer Federation Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 and the Olympic Bronze Medal in 2020.

Sospeter Itolondo photo
Sospeter Itolondo
SEO Editor
Jackline Wangare photo
Jackline Wangare
Jackline Simwa is a content writer at Sports Brief covering sports and lifestyle topics. Previously, she worked at The Campanile by Kenyatta University and as a Content Creator (,,,