Kelvin Kiptum who is just 23 years old will now be a millionaire after he made history on 8th October 2023 after breaking world record in marathon. Kiptum participated in the Chicago Marathon where he clocked 2:00:35 hours to beat Eliud Kipchoge’s record that was set in 2022 at 2:01:09 hours.
This was Kiptum’s third marathon race and he never imagined of breaking the world record but he was only determined to win the race. However, he did not know that all was aligned for him as he emerged winner an record breaker. This has come with a lot of goodies in terms of payment as he will receive the price of winning the race and breaking the record.
Kiptum will get a bonus of $50,000 which is KSh7.4 million for setting a new record. This is the price set up by the Chicago Marathon. In addition, he will get $100,000 equivalent to ksh. 14.8 million for winning the race. In total, Kiptum will take home a total of $150,000 or ksh. 22.3 million.