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Kelvin Kiptum Biography
Who Is Kelvin Kiptum?
Kelvin Kiptum Cheruiyot (born 2 December 1999) is a Kenyan long-distance runner and the Marathon World Record holder (2:00:35), the only person in history to run a marathon under 2:01:00 in a record-eligible race. Kiptum holds three of the top six fastest marathons ever run.
He ran the fastest ever marathon debut at the 2022 Valencia Marathon, becoming the third man in history to break two hours and two minutes. Kiptum followed with a debut at a World Marathon Major, winning the 2023 London Marathon in what was then the second-fastest time in history of 2:01:25, 16 seconds outside the then world record.
In the 2023 Chicago Marathon, Kiptum set a new marathon world record with a time of 2:00:35 which will be subject to ratification by World Athletics.
Kelvin Kiptum Age
How Old Is Kelvin Kiptum?
He was born on December 2, 1999. He is currently 23 years.
Kelvin Kiptum Career
At the age of 18, in October 2018, Kelvin Kiptum won the Eldoret Half Marathon in Kenya with a time of 1:02:01. He then debuted internationally at the Lisbon Half Marathon in March 2019, finishing fifth with a new personal best of 59:54. In December 2020, he set significant consecutive best in the event of 58:42, placing sixth at the Valencia Half Marathon. In 2021, he ran 59:35 and 59:02 half marathons in Lens, France (first) and Valencia (eighth) respectively.
Kiptum ran his debut marathon in Valencia, Spain, on 4 December 2022. With what was then the quickest closing half ever (60:15), he finished first with the current CR time of 2:01:53, becoming the third man in history to break 2:02, the others being the former world record holder Eliud Kipchoge (2:01:09 and 2:01:39) and Kenenisa Bekele (2:01:41). The then 23-year-old Kiptum also became the fastest debutant marathoner in history.
Kiptum’s winning time was by far the fastest marathon debut ever, breaking the course record by over a minute. He beat the 2022 world marathon champion Tamirat Tola, pre-race favourite, among others.
In his following race, a debut at a World Marathon Major on 23 April 2023, Kiptum triumphed decisively at the London Marathon. Falling 16 seconds short of the WR, Kiptum set the second-fastest mark in history with a time of 2:01:25. Going into this race, Kipchoge held the London Marathon’s course record at 2:02:37, which fell to Kiptum following his winning time of 2:01:25, bettering the CR by over a minute. Additionally, with a closing half of 59:45, Kiptum bettered his own record of the fastest closing half from Valencia.
On 8 October, at the Chicago Marathon, Kiptum set a new world record of 2:00:35, pending ratification. This breaks the previous record of 2:01:09 set by Eliud Kipchoge at the 2022 Berlin Marathon.
Kelvin Kiptum Height & Weight
He is known for his lean and athletic build, with a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) and a weight of 143 pounds (65 kg). He has a slim and toned physique, which is essential for long-distance running.
Kelvin Kiptum Parents
Sources has it that he comes from an athletic parents both his mother and father but their identity is not known to the public.
Kelvin Kiptum Home
He has a lovely home in Kenya.
Kelvin Kiptum World Record
He currently holds the position of Marathon World Record, when he was declared the winner of Chicago Marathon race in 2023 with the time 2:00:35.
Kelvin Kiptum Chicago Marathon
Kelvin won the Chicago Marathon race with the time 2:00:35 and currently the person holding Marathon World Record.
WORLD RECORD: We have a new man in town. Kelvin Kiptum just broke Eliud Kipchoge's World Record with an unofficial time of 2:00:35! UNBELIEVABLE! pic.twitter.com/XfeMEzPveZ
— Chicago Marathon (@ChiMarathon) October 8, 2023
Kelvin Kiptum Net Worth
His net worth is not known, coming soon.