Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan long-distance runner who is widely considered one of the greatest marathon runners of all time. He was born on November 5, 1984, in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District, Kenya. Kipchoge has won numerous accolades and set numerous world records in the marathon, and he is known for his exceptional endurance, speed, and consistency.
Kipchoge made history on October 12, 2019, when he became the first person to run a marathon in under 2 hours, completing the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria with a time of 1:59:40. However, this time was not officially recognized as a world record due to the unique conditions of the event, including the use of rotating pacemakers and other external aids.
Kipchoge has also won multiple Olympic medals. He won the Olympic gold medal in the marathon at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and defended his title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kipchoge has also won numerous major marathons, including the Berlin Marathon, the London Marathon, and the Olympic Games Marathon.
Beyond his athletic achievements, Kipchoge is known for his humble demeanor, sportsmanship, and philanthropy. He is regarded as a role model and an inspiration to many aspiring athletes and fans of the sport of running.