Faith Kipngetich Kipyegon Biography,husband,wealth and age

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Below is the biography of Faith Kipyegon,her husband,age and wealth

Name:                  Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon

Born:                     10th January 1994

Age:                       29yrs

Parents:               Samuel Koech & Linah Koech             

Hometown:       Keringet, Kenya

Spouse:                Timothy Kitum

Children:             1

Profession:         Athlete

Height:                 5’2 ft

Weight:               42kgs

Events:                 1500m

Coach:                  Patrick Sang

Early Life

Faith Kipyegon was born on 10th January 1994 in Bomet, Uasin Gishu. She is the eighth born in her family out of nine children. Her Parents are Samuel Koech former athlete (400m & 800m) in his youth and Linah Koech. Faith’s elder sister and former training partner Beatrice Mutai is a 10km/half marathon runner and a specialist.

Faith grew up in a farm in Rift valley; she played soccer before getting introduced to athletics at 14yrs when in primary school. It was while in primary school that she participated in a 1km run in PE class and she won the race by 20metres.

After completing her primary school studies faith joined the Winners Girls High School in keringet, Karesol south in Nakuru County. She officially began her professional athletic career in 2010.

Career

Faith professional career began in 2010 at the age of 16 where she participated in a women’s junior race at the 2010 World Cross Country Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She finished in the top 21 in the race, and she and her under 21 team took home the gold medal. She ran barefoot once more in 2011 and won the individual gold and the team silver during the competition in Punta Umbria, Spain.

After a few months she competed again in 1500m at the World Youth Championships in Villeneuve – d’ Ascq, France, winning a gold medal beating two Ethiopians runners setting her own new record in the process.

In 2012, when she was just 18yrs old Faith began her season with zeal setting a swift National Junior 1500m record at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. She also competed in Kenyan Olympic trials the following month completing at number three securing a place on the national team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

In the same year, on July the World Junior Championships was held in Barcelona, Faith won a gold medal in her specialist event way ahead of the field, setting yet another championship record. At the London Olympics in August, she finished sixth after a later doping ban, placing ninth in her heat but failing to advance to the semi – finals.

In addition, Faith defended her junior title in the beginning of 2013 season and also the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz. She broke the four – minute barrier in the 1500m on May 10 at the Diamond League competition in Doha Qatar, posting a time that set African U20 and Kenyan senior records. Faith came in 2nd place behind Abeba Aregawi of Sweden but defeated Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia to take 3rd. Faith also won the Moscow World Championships in August, at 19yrs of age.

In 2014, Faith Participated in IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas along Hellen Obiri, Mercy cherono, and Irene Jelagat. In this same year she became the Commonwealth Games Champion in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2015 Faith won a silver medal in a World Championship on 25th August held in Beijing. In the same year 11th September Faith won the one mile.

In the year 2016 Faith won Diamond League by improving her own recording, she also went ahead and won the mile event during Oslo Diamond League in June. Faith again participated in 1500m race  in 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro , winning a gold medal.

Furthermore, in 2017 she earned her first Diamond League 1500m title winning three races in Shanghai, USA’s Eugene, and Brussels. The victory in London World Championships, where she finished first and became just the third woman in history to win both the Olympic and World Championship 1500m races was her biggest achievement of that year.

After giving birth to her first child in 2018, Kipyegon returned to compete in her signature event in June 2019 held in Palo Alto. She also won a silver medal at World Championships in Doha, where she set a new Kenyan record. Faith participated in Diamond League and Continental Tour events once more in 2020, going undefeated in all six of her races. At the Herculis Competition in Monaco in August, she ran the second – fastest time ever, setting records for the African and Diamond League.

Faith has been consistent in her career; in 2021 she participated and improved her Kenyan National record twice at the Diamond League meetings. She also completed second at the Rome Golden Gala staged exceptionally in Florence. On 9th of July Faith she set another record at Monaco Herculis.

Faith competed in the 1500 meter race at the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo, where she won her second Olympic gold medal in the discipline, breaking the previous records. She became just the second women after 33yrs to accomplish the feat. She won a second gold medal that same year in September at the Zurich Weltklasse Diamond League. Faith finished first in nine of her ten races.

2022 was another year for World Championships in Eugene Oregon in July; Faith won a gold medal again making her the first female athlete to win four global titles over the distance. In yet another Diamond League, Faith set another new record, the 2nd fastest performance of all time. In that season she ended it successfully with clear victories in Zurich Circuit’s final the following month, this time earning Diamond League 1500m title. Faith won all her six 1500m races of the season.

In 2023, she started her campaigning in February and won handily at Sirikwa Cross Country Classic (10km) in Eldoret. On June 2nd she set another world record  in 1500m and proceeded again to break the 5000m at the Meeting de Paris of the Diamond League.

Personal Life

Faith Kipyegon is married to her husband Timothy Kitum, the 2012 800m bronze medalist. They together have a daughter, Alyn born in June 2018. Faith is trained by Patrick Sang, the same coach that trains Eliud Kipchoge the marathon world – record holder.

Wealth

She is worth Ksh 50 million