Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge

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Date of Birth 05 November 1984
Country Kenya
Distance(s) Marathon
Sponsor Nike

Personal best(s)

5000m 12:46.53 2004
10.000m 26:49.02 2007
Half Marathon 59:25 2012
Marathon 2:04:05 2013

Biography

and World level. He came to prominence in 2003 by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, setting a world junior record over 5000m 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. A series of silver medals came, starting at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics before another runner-up placing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He was fifth at the 2009 World Championships but again reached the podium at the 2010 Commonwealth Games; he was second behind Moses Kipsiro in both the 5000 m and 10,000 meters. In addition to this he has won four medals at editions of the annual IAAF World Athletics Final. His 3000 meters best of 7:27.72 ranks him among the top ten at the distance and his 5000 m best of 12:46.53 makes him the fourth fastest ever in the event.

In 2012 he made his first steps towards marathon running by making his half marathon debut in Lille, running 59:25. His marathon debut followed a few months later in Hamburg, where he won in a new course record of 2:05:30. His second marathon was at the fast course of Berlin, where he improved his time to 2:04:05. In 2014 Eliud continued winning races, by winning Rotterdam marathon and the prestigious Chicago marathon. Eliud biggest marathon success was winning the prestigious London marathon in 2015, where he won the race in 2:04:42 by beating (former) WR holders Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto.

Eliud’s performances places him in an illustrious list with Haile Gebrselassie and Paul Tergat, as they are the only three athletes who have run sub 12:50 for 5.000m, sub 26:50 for 10.000m and sub 2:05:00 for marathon. Eliud Kipchoge really believes in the old school mentality where athletes start with track and cross country races before they move to the marathon. His years on the track from 2003 to 2011 helped him to became a strong marathon athlete. His best memory of these years is his gold medal at the 2003 World Championships, he beat Kenenisa Bekele and Hicham El Guerrouj and that’s where his life on the track started.

Most significant results

2015 London Marathon 1st 2:04:42
2014 Chicago Marathon 1st 2:04:11
2014 Rotterdam Marathon 1st 2:05:00
2013 Berlin Marathon 2nd 2:04:05
2013 Hamburg Marathon 1st 2:05:30
2012 Lille Half Marathon 3rd 59:25
2011 Doha Diamond League 3000m 3rd 7:27.66
2010 Commonwealth Games 5000m 2nd 13:31.32
2008 Olympic Games 5000m 2nd 13:02.80
2007 World Championships 5000m 2nd 13:46.00
2007 World Championships 10.000m 2nd

26:49.02

2006 World Indoor Championships 3000m 3rd 7:42.58
2004 Olympic Games 5000m 3rd 13:15.10
2004 Rome Diamond League 5000m 1st 12:46.53
2003 World Championships 5000m 1st 12:52.79