Abraham Kiptum

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Abraham Kiptum
2017 Amsterdam Marathon Abraham Kiptum.jpg
Abraham Kiptum running the Amsterdam Marathon in 2017.
Personal information
NationalityKenyan
Born (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 29)[1]
Nandi County, Kenya
Sport
SportTrack
Event(s)5000 metres, 10,000 metres, Half Marathon, Marathon
Coached byJoshua Kiprugut Kemei
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)10,000 metres: 27:44[2]
10K run: 29:18[2]
Half marathon: 58:18[2] (WR)

Abraham Kiptum (born 5 September 1989) is a Kenyan long distance runner. Kiptum set the half marathon world record on 28 October 2018 in the Valencia Half Marathon in Valencia, Spain. His finishing time was 58:18.[3]

Kiptum improved the world record from Zersenay Tadese set in 2010 by 5 seconds (58:23).[4] His 10 km to 20 km split in the Valencia Half Marathon was 27:16. His debut in the marathon was the Rabat Marathon in 2015, where he placed third with a time of 2:11:36.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Abraham Kiptum was born in Chepketei Kosirai Village, Kenya as the third of four kids. Kiptum went Kosirai Primary School and Kipmokoch Secondary School. He is coached by Joshua Kiprugut Kemei.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Valencia 2018 Half Marathon Splits[edit]

Distance (km) Total time 5k split
5 13:56 13:56
10 28:02 14:06
15 41:37 13:35
20 55:18 13:41
21.0975 58:18 (3:00)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abraham Kiptum". iaaf.org. International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Abraham KIPTUM - Athlete Profile". IAAF.
  3. ^ "IAAF: Abraham KIPTUM | Profile". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  4. ^ "Kiptum breaks world half marathon record in Valencia with 58:18". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Abraham Kiptum rewrote the general perception on how to prepare to run a world record - RunBlogRun". www.runblogrun.com. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum Reveals His Workouts Before Running 58:18". www.letsrun.com. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Anne, Francis (28 October 2018). "Abraham Kiptum breaks half-marathon world record at Valencia". runningmagazine.ca. Canadian Running Magazine. Retrieved 12 November 2018.