Fact-file on Eliud Kipchoge who has made history in Vienna by running the first-ever sub two-hour marathon in 1:59:40.
Name: Eliud Kipchoge
Date of Birth: November 5, 1984
Place of Birth: Kapsisiywa, Nandi County
Coach: Patrick Sang
Manager: Jos Hermens (Global Sports Communication)
Family: Last born of five children. Married to Grace Sugutt and father to three children.
Kipchoge graduated from Kaptel Secondary School in 1999 but did not run seriously then. He ran two miles to school on a daily basis. He was raised by a single mother (a teacher), and only knew his father from pictures.
He met his trainer Sang (a former Olympic medalist in the steeplechase) in 2001 at the age of 16.
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