• He took 30 seconds off his previous world record.
• He is married to his school sweetheart.
The 127th Boston Marathon is loaded with great names for a highly anticipated showdown.
All eyes will be on Kipchoge, who is gunning for the men's course record in his quest to win all six World Marathon Majors.
According to World Athletics, the Boston Marathon will also be the world record holder’s first time racing in the U.S. since he won the 2014 Chicago Marathon.
Kipchoge is regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time. He is a double Olympic gold medalist. He is also the world record holder in the marathon with a time of 2:01:09 set at the 2022 Berlin Marathon. He has run four of the six fastest marathons in history.
Here are quick facts to know about THE GOAT:
1. He was born in Kapsisywa in Nandi County and will be turning 38 years this November 4th.
2. For those into Zodiac signs, Kipchoge is a Scorpio and is 5ft 6 inches tall.
3. Kipchoge is a married man
Eliud is married to his sweetheart Grace Suggut. They met in 2003. They were introduced to each other by Grace's brother. The couple attended the same primary and secondary school.
The two began dating in 2003 - a time when Kipchoge won gold in his first World Championship marathon in Paris.
4. Eliud and Grace have three children together - two boys and a girl.
5. Kipchoge loves his rural home. His strong family foundation has seen him chose to settle ushago more than the city.
6. He has achieved global recognition and in 2018 alone, he was named IAAF's World Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year and was United Nation's Kenya Person of the Year.
7. Eliuds nickname is The Philosopher
8.Eliud Kipchoge now holds four out of the fastest five marathon times in history
Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:01:09 (Berlin 2022) Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:01:39 (Berlin 2018) Bekele 🇪🇹 2:01:41 (Berlin 2019)Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:02:37 (London 2019) Kipchoge 🇰🇪 2:02:40 (Tokyo 2022)
9. A state of the art library in his honor was opened by Former President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nandi. It was to honor his Ineos win.
10. Eliud's coach is Patrick Sang. Sang trained Kipchoge for the INEOS challenge . The two have worked together since 2002.