Faith Kipyegon’s Husband Revealed: Olympic Star Finds Love on the Track

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Summary

– Husband: Timothy Kitum, Olympic bronze medalist

– Net worth: Estimated $5 million

– 2023 earnings: Thousands from various victories

– Awards: Junior World Cross Country gold

Faith Kipyegon is a Kenyan middle-distance runner specializing in the 1500 meters race. She has gained international recognition for winning numerous awards, such as a gold medal during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While the athlete is famed for her talent, many are left asking questions such as, “Who is Faith Kipyegon’s husband?”

The middle-distance runner has put Kenya on the map several times by stunning on the world stage. She set a new Olympic record of three minutes and 53.11 seconds for the 1500m race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Junior career

In 2010, at age 16, a barefooted Kipyegon made her international debut at the World Cross Country Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, competing against athletes up to three years her senior. She placed fourth in the women’s junior race as the youngest finisher in the top 21, and earned the gold medal with her under-20 team (it was a Kenyan 1–4 sweep).

Later that year, she showed her track potential by finishing third in the 1500 metres at the Kenyan World Junior Championship Trials in Nairobi.

Running barefoot again, Kipyegon went three better and won the individual gold medal at the 2011 edition in Punta Umbria, Spain, adding a silver with her team.

 A few months later, she raced the 1500 m at the World Youth Championships in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, taking the women’s crown ahead of two Ethiopian runners with a time of 4:09.48 and breaking the championship record in the process.

Her 2012 season started with a bang as, after the 800 metres race in April, she set a swift national junior 1500 m record of 4:03.82 at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting (5th) the following month.

In June, the 18-year-old won the event at the Kenyan Junior Athletics Championships, and finished third at the Kenyan Olympic Trials to secure a spot on the national team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At the World Junior Championships held in July in Barcelona, she ran a championship record again to claim gold in her specialist event way ahead of the field with a time of 4:04.96; Serbian Amela Terzić and Ethiopian Senbere Teferi took second and third place respectively.She placed ninth in her heat at the London Olympics in August in a time of 4:08.78 (sixth after later doping disqualifications), failing to advance to the semi-finals.

At the beginning of the 2013 season, she defended her junior title at the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz (PL). On 10 May at the Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar, she broke for the first time the 4-minute barrier in the 1500 m, clocking an African U20 and Kenyan senior record of 3:56.98. Kipyegon finished second behind Swedish runner Abeba Aregawi but beat Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba in third.

In August, at the Moscow World Championships, the 19-year-old came fifth in the final in a time of 4:05.08.

Senior career

2014: Commonwealth champion

In March, she claimed victory in the senior women’s race (8 km) at the African Cross Country Championships held in Kampala, Uganda, beating silver medallist by more than eight seconds.

 In May, she was a member of the team which won the gold medal in the 4 × 1500 m relay at the first IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas, along with Mercy Cherono, Irene Jelagat and Hellen Obiri. The Kenyan team, ahead of the United States and Australia, set a new world record of 16:33.58.

That same year in July, Kipyegon took her first senior 1500 m victory, becoming the Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion in Scotland with a time of 4:08.94.

The 20-year-old finished fifth over the distance, however, at the African Championships staged in Marrakesh, Morocco in August, clocking a disappointing 4:13.46.

Who is Faith Kipyegon’s husband?

Faith Kipyegon is married to a fellow middle-distance runner, Timothy Kitum. He is a one-time Olympic bronze medalist born on 20 November 1994. He also won the Commonwealth Youth Games 800m with a Games Record 1.49.32.

She trains in Kaptagat (and Kapsabet) coached since the end of 2017 by Patrick Sang, triple global 3000 m steeplechase silver medallist

What is Faith Kipyegon’s net worth?

Her successful career as an athlete has brought fame and fortune to her. Her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. She gets most of her money from her athletics career and endorsement deals from companies such as Nike.

How much money did Faith Kipyegon win?

In 2023, the Kenyan track star earned thousands of dollars with her victory, marking a historic season and solidifying her position as one of the greatest athletes in Kenya’s history.

For each series win, the champion receives $10,000, the second-place finisher gets $6,000, and the third-place finisher gets $3,500. In the Diamond League final, the winner earns $30,000, the second-place finisher gets $12,000, and the third-place finisher gets $7,000.

As a junior, Kipyegon won gold at the 2011 and 2013 World Cross Country Championships. In 2017, Kipyegon was recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine. Below is a table of her achievements and her personal bests”:

Fast facts

  • She ran her first marathon at the age of 16 barefoot.
  • She delivered her baby by a caesarean section due to the wrong position of her baby.
  • She said that in the future, she would like to run marathons.

International Competitions

EventsTimeVenueDate
800 metres1:57.68Doha, Qatar25 September 2020
1000 metres2:29.15Fontvieille, Monaco14 August 2020
1500 metres3:49.11Florence, Italy2 June 2023
One mile4:07.64Fontvieille, Monaco21 July 2023
3000 metres8:23.55Doha, Qatar9 May 2014
5000 metres14:05.20Paris, France9 June 2023
4 × 1500 m relay16:33.58Nassau, Bahamas24 May 2014

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