Report: Kelvin Kiptum’s Subtantial Wealth Revealed

Manager reveals plans of foundation to support his children's education

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In the wake of the untimely passing of Kelvin Kiptum, the world is left to grapple not only with the loss of a promising athlete but also with the staggering wealth he amassed in his brief yet illustrious marathon career. 

Kiptum, who tragically lost his life in a fatal road accident alongside his coach, Gervais Hakizimana, leaves behind a legacy of remarkable achievements. At just 24 years old, Kiptum had already carved out his legacy in long-distance running, setting records that earned him hefty sums along the way. 

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His meteoric rise to fame began with his marathon debut at the Valencia Marathon in December 2022, where he astounded the world by clocking a time of 2:01:53, securing not only the fastest debut time but also a lucrative prize purse exceeding $68,000 USD.

However, it was Kiptum’s subsequent performances that truly solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of athletics. 

At the 2023 London Marathon, just five months later, Kiptum shattered records once again, clinching victory in a blistering time of 2:01:25 and becoming the first man ever to claim the $150,000 prize, and earning a bonus for running a sub-2:02:00 marathon. This triumph earned him a total purse of $205,000.

Unfazed by his previous successes, Kiptum went on to etch his name in the history books with an awe-inspiring performance at the 2023 Chicago Marathon, where he obliterated the world record with a jaw-dropping time of 2:00:32

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For this unparalleled feat, Kiptum received a bonus of $50,000 in addition to his $100,000 prize for winning the race, bringing his total earnings from the event to $150,000.

In total, Kiptum’s winnings from these three races alone amounted to a staggering $462,000, a sum that speaks to the immense wealth he had accrued in his all-too-brief career. 

Yet, his financial success extended far beyond prize purses, with endorsements, sponsorships, and appearance fees further bolstering his coffers.

As of 2024, Kelvin Kiptum’s net worth was estimated at a remarkable $5 million. 

Despite his tragic passing, Kiptum’s legacy lives on, not only as a world-record holder and marathon champion but also as a shining example of the boundless opportunities that await those who dare to dream.

In the wake of his death, Kiptum’s manager, Marc Corstjens, has pledged to honor his memory by supporting his family and ensuring that his earnings are duly distributed. 

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Plans are underway to establish a foundation in Kiptum’s name to provide for his two children and support their education, highlighting the profound impact he had on those around him.

As the world mourns the loss of a true sporting icon, Kelvin Kiptum’s enduring legacy serves as a poignant reminder of the remarkable heights that can be reached through talent, dedication, and sheer determination. 

Though his time on this earth may have been cut short, his legacy and spirit will continue to inspire generations of athletes to come, leaving a lasting mark on the world of running, sports, and beyond.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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