Kelvin Kiptum Biography, Death, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Kelvin Kiptum is a Kenyan long-distance runner who owns the marathon world record, the ultimate test of endurance and speed. On October 8, 2023, he accomplished this accomplishment by finishing the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours and 35 seconds, surpassing the previous record by 34 seconds.

He was the first person in history to run a marathon in under two hours and one minute, and he came dangerously close to breaking the elusive two-hour barrier.

Kelvin Kiptum Biography, Death, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Kelvin Kiptum Biography

NameKelvin Kiptum
Real nameKelvin Kiptum Cheruiyat
Profession                                          Long Distance Runner
Date of birth2 December 1999
Date of Death11 February 2024 (Sunday)
BirthplaceKeiyo District, Kenya
Age25 years old (as of 2024)
Zodiac SignNot Known
SchoolSt. Patrick’s High School
Girlfriend/SpouseAsenath Rotich
Sexual OrientationStraight
Net worth$20 Million (Approx)

Kelvin Kiptum Wikipedia

Kiptum was born on December 2, 1999, in Eldoret, Kenya, a place recognized for producing numerous world-class runners. His father was a former runner, and his mother was a volleyball player, two brothers and two sisters, who also enjoy sports. Kiptum began running at an early age, influenced by his father and idols like Eliud Kipchoge and Haile Gebrselassie.

Education Qualification

SchoolSt. Patrick’s High School
CollageNot Known
Education qualificationNot Known

Kelvin Kiptum Family & Relationship

Parents NameFather– Mr. Kiptum
Mother– Mrs. Kiptum
Sister’s NameNot Known
Brother’s NameNot Known
WifeAsenath Rotich
Children’s NameNot Known

Kelvin Kiptum Age

He was born on 2 December 1999 in Kenya. He is 24 years old as of 2024. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His religion is not known.

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Kelvin Kiptum Wife        

Kelvin was married to his wife Asenath Rotich. They both had two children but their names are not known yet.

Girlfriend Not Known
Wife NameAsenath Rotich
Marital statusMarried
KidsNot Known

Physical Stats

HeightIn centimeters- 188cm In meters- 1.88 m In feet & inches- 6’2” ft
WeightIn kilograms- 65 kg In pounds- 143 lbs
Eyes ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Body measurementNot Known


  • Kelvin celebrates after winning the 2023 Chicago Marathon professional men’s division and setting a world record marathon time of 2:00.35 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on October 8, 2023.
  • The 23-year-old was behind the world record face at the halfway mark, 25 km and 30 km mark, but the picked up the piece at the end to make history. He is self-motivated and has only run marathons before.
  • Kelvin set a new world record by completing the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours 0 minutes 34 seconds.

Kelvin Kiptum Death

The 24-year-old world record holder for marathons, Kiptum, allegedly passed away on Sunday night, February 11, 2024, in Kenya during an automobile accident. But Kiptum wasn’t the only one who perished in the car crash. Gervais Hakizimana, his coach, also died on the Eldoret-Kaptagat on the way.

Kelvin Kiptum Biography, Death, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Kiptum Net Worth

Net worth – 2023$20 Million + (Approx)
Net worth in Indian rupeesINR- 170 Crore + (Approx)
Yearly IncomeNot Known
Monthly IncomeNot Known
Annual ExpensesNot Known

Some Lesser Facts

  • Kiptum started his journey by participating in his first half marathon at the age of 13, in 2013 in Kenya.
  • He made his debut on the international stage in March 2019 at the Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal in which he finished fifth with a new personal best of 59:54.
  • In 2020 Kiptum was coached by Gervais Hakizimana who is Rwandan 3000 metres steeplechase record holder.
  • In December 2020, he said a significant personal best in the Spanish Valencia Half Marathon by placing 6th at 58:42.
  • Kiptum ran 59:35 half marathons in Lens, France in which he placed first and 59:02 in Valencia placing eighth in 2021.
  • 23-year-old Kelvin broke the world record by 34 seconds with a time of two hours and 35 seconds.
  • Kelvin grew up in an athletic family.
  • His father was a former runner, and his mother was a volleyball player.
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