Kelvin Kiptum Bio, Early life, Family, Education, Career, And Net Worth
Kelvin Kiptum, born Kelvin Kiptum Cheruiyot is a Kenyan Marathon runner who has clinched numerous trophies in his career. The Kenyan native made a historic 2022 marathon debut at the Valencia marathon, becoming the third man to break world history in two hours and two minutes.
His historic 2022 win was followed by another iconic win in 2023 at the London Marathon. The legend in making proved that his remarkable debut was the start of continuous back-to-back wins. During the 2023 London Marathon, Kiptum cloaked the second fastest time in history, recording a time of 2:01:25, 16 seconds outside the world.
Kelvin Kiptum Age and Place of Birth.
Born on December 2, 1999, in Keiyo, Elgeyo Marakwet County. The talented athlete hails from an Athletics family his father and brother were also runners which made Kiptum more interested in sports.
Being born and raised in Keiyo, Kiptum attended his primary school in Keiyo, however, his secondary school education is still unclear.
Kelvin Kiptum’s Career
Kelvin Kiptum began his career professionally in 2016 as a long-distance marathon runner. In the year 2018, 0ctober Kiptum clinched his first professional win at the Eldoret half Marathon recording a best time of 1:02:01.
From Eldoret, he went and made his international debut in the Lisbon Half Marathon recording an impressive performance and finishing fifth. In the same year, 2019 Kelvin Kiptum went on to win the Casablanca marathon with a time of 2:09:53. On top of that, he topped the win with another win at the Beirut marathon finishing with 2:13:18.
In 2020 his performance became more promising after achieving a new personal best at the Valencia half marathon placed him sixth with a time of 58:42. In 2021 he completed two half marathons doing a wonderful job placing him in first lens in the France marathon and seventh in the Valencia, Spain.
2022 became a success for Kelvin in his debut marathon in Valencia, Spain on 4th December. During his debut at the 2022 Valencia marathon, Kelvin Kiptum became the third man to break world history in two hours and two minutes. By doing so he joined the same list as Eliud Kipchoge who is the current world record holder.
On top of that, by achieving this Kelvin Kiptum became the fastest debutant runner in the history of Marathon.
At the 2023 London marathon, Kelvin Kiptum has proven a remarkable performance, setting the second fastest mark in history with an outstanding time. To secure the Gold Kelvin Kiptum battled Geoffrey Kamworor, who became second.
Defeating Kamworor wasn’t enough as he went on to record a new World Record at the Landon marathon. Initially, Eliud Kipchoge was the one holding the record with the best time of 2:02:32 but Kiptum brought the record down with only a minute and a few seconds, recording a best time of 2:01:25.
The uprising star is set to make his Chicago Marathon debut in October 2023 which will mark his first time appearing in the WMM course.
Kelvin Kiptum Net Worth
With his fast-growing career, Kiptum will soon join the list of the richest athletes in Africa. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be over Ksh 20 million, and his main source of income is the proceeds of his career.