Kelvin Kiptum
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Kelvin Kiptum’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings

Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya celebrates after setting a new world record time of 2:00:35 at the Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2023.

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What you need to know:

  • In 2019, Kiptum launched his professional career at the Lisbon Half Marathon, his first international race.
  • In 2023, he ran a course record of 2:01:25 at the London Marathon, lowering Eliud Kipchoge’s previous best time of 2:02:37.