Kenyans this past weekend watched Eliud Kipchoge on his way to making a world record.
The marathoner set a new world record in Berlin September 2 by 31 seconds shattering his previous record for the 2 metres run in 2:01:09.
Here are quick facts to know about THE GOAT:
1. He was born in Kapsisywa in Nandi county and will be turning 38 years this November 4th.
2. For those into Zodiac sings, Kipchoge is a Scorpio and is 5ft 6 inches tall.
3. Kipchoge is a married man
Eliud is married to his sweetheart Grace Suggut. They met in 2003. They were introduced to each other by Grace’s brother. The couple attended the same primary and secondary school.
The two began dating in 2003 – a time when Kipchoge won gold in his first World Championship marathon in Paris.
4. Eliud and Grace have three children together – two boys and a girl.
5. Kipchoge loves his rural home. His strong family foundation has seen him chose to settle ushago more than the city.
6. He has achieved global recognition and in 2018 alone, he was named IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year and was United Nation’s Kenya Person of the Year.
7. Eliuds nickname is The Philosopher
8.Eliud Kipchoge now holds four out of the fastest five marathon times in history
Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:01:09 (Berlin 2022) Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:01:39 (Berlin 2018) Bekele 🇪🇹 2:01:41 (Berlin 2019)Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:02:37 (London 2019) Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:02:40 (Tokyo 2022)
9. A state of the art library in his honor was opened by Former President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nandi. It was to honor his Ineos win.
10. Eliud’s coach is Patrick Sang. Sang trained Kipchoge for the INEOS challenge . The two have worked together since 2002.