Eliud Kipchoge

Kenya

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Kapsisiywa, Kenya

  • Birthdate:

    November 5, 1984

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Streak

  • Event:

    Long-Distance

  • Residence:

    Eldoret, Kenya

  • Personal Bests:

    3000 meters: 7:27.66
    5000 meters: 12:46.53
    Marathon: 2:04.00

Transformative Moment

Winning the World Cross Country Championships. At that point, I really understood that athletics was my life.

Eliud Says

My good luck charm is...

taking a moment to pray. I don't have any rituals or superstitions.

My pre-competition music is...

Kenyan music, both in my local dialect and Kiswahili.

I want my legacy to be...

that I inspired the younger generation to follow in my footsteps.

My favorite meal is...

ugali, chapati, milk, veggies and rice.

On my day off...

I normally stay with my family, visit my mum and visit my land to see how my animals are doing.

In my bag...

I always have an elastic band for stretching.

I’m scared of...

thunderstorms and turbulence when flying.

My motto is...

Success is not important, but how you prepare to succeed is crucial.

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