Faith Kipyegon Bio, Age, Career, Husband, Record and Achievement.

Faith Kipyegon, born Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon is a Kenyan middle and long-distance runner participating in 5000m and 1500m. She is currently the world record holder in the 5000m race and 1500m race after she smashed the titles back-to-back within a week in the Diamonds League in Paris, France.

By breaking the record twice in a row she became the second woman in history to achieve so after Paola Pigni in 1969. On top of that she is a two-time back-to-back Olympic champion.

Her record is quite impressive and in our article, we tell the story of Faith Kipyegon.

Faith Kipyegon Age

Faith Kipyegon was born on January 10, 1994, in Bomet County, Kenya.

Faith Kipyegon Family

Faith Kipyegon  Bio

Kipyegon is the eighth daughter of Samuel Koech and Linah Koech. She is also off the market for those who might be interested to slide in her DM. Kipyegon is married to Timothy Kitum, a middle-distance runner and a 2012 Olympic 800m bronze medallist. The two love birds have been blessed with a daughter Alyn, born in 2018.

Faith Kipyegon Coach

Her coach seems to be doing a great job following her impressive performance in the Diamond League. Currently, she is being coached by Patrick Sang, a triple global 3000m steeplechase silver medallist. Sang is also the coach behind the Marathon World record-holder Eliud Kipchoge.


Faithh Kipyegon  Bio

We can say that her career began back in her early days when she was a young girl, it said that at the age of 14 years, her P.E. teacher asked her to run a 1 km race and surprisingly she finished it in 20 minutes.

She debuted her professional athletic career in 2010 in the World Cross Country Championship Women’s Junior race where she emerged fifth individually but her team won the gold medal.

In 2011 she took part in World Cross Country Championships that were held in Punta Umbria, where this time she won the gold medal. Despite her solid performance in her early days, Kipyegon established her name in the 1500m race in 2017, after she claimed her first Diamond League trophy in Shanghai and then went on to win the same race in the USA before sealing the record in Brussels.

In 2018, she was off the field as she was expecting her first daughter and she decided to follow her doctor’s advice. She made her return in 2019 after an 18-month break and her first race was a success winning the Diamond League trophy at the Eugene Diamond League.

During the 2023 Paris Diamond League, Kipyeogon not only made history but she went on to record her name in the book of greatest racers in the world. Kipyegon earned two world records in a week. She first snatched the 5000m record before sealing another one seven days later in the 1500m. By doing so she became the second woman in history to achieve so since 1969 when Paola Pigni earned the same record.

Career Records and Accolades

  • 2012;World Junior Championship in Barcelona { 1500 m gold medal}
  • 2012;Olympic Games in London,UnitedKingdom{1500m gold medal}
  • 2013World Cross Country Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland{gold medal junior
  • race}
  • 2013; World Championships in Moscow ,Russia{1500 m 5th position}
  • 2014:World relay in Nassau, Bahamas{4 by 1500 m gold medal} same year she
  • participated in the Common Wealth games in Glasgow, UK{1500m silver medal}
  • 2015;World championships in Beijing, China {1500m gold medal}
  • 2016; Olympics games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil {1500m gold medal}
  • 2017; World Cross Country Championship in Kampala, Uganda{Senior race 6th position}the same year she participated in the World Championship in London,
  • UK{1500m gold}
  • 2019; World Championship in Doha,Qatar
  • [1500m silver medal}
  • 2021;Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan {1500m gold medal}

Faith Kipyegon’s net worth

After earning two world records, Kipyegon was awarded Ksh 5 million and a house worth Ksh 6 million. Currently, her net worth is estimated to be over Ksh 30 million and all of her wealth is the proceed of athletics.