Faith Kipyegon is arguably the biggest name currently in Kenyan athletics. She has brought glory to Kenya with her multiple world records in the 1500m races.
Interestingly, very few know her husband, Timothy Kitum, who is a silver and bronze medalist in the 800m discipline.
Here is his story as told by WoK.
Early Life and Career
Timothy was born on 20, November 1994 in Kapsowar, Elgeyo/Marakwet County.
The 28 year old athlete had shown all indications of being the next David Rudisha. His notable races include the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships held at the Estadio Olímpico in Barcelona, Spain where he clinched the silver medal.
His exploits did not end there. The 2012 Olympic Games in London is probably the biggest highlight of his career.
He went on to finish third to win a bronze medal behind David Rudisha and Botswana international Nigel Amos. He was 18 years at the time when he clocked 1:42.53 – the current under 20 national record.
Kitum quietly left the scene.
The couple made their debut at the 2011 World Youth Championship in Stadium Lille, Metropole, in Lille, France. His wife won a gold in that event while he settled for Silver.
They had their daughter Alyn in June 2018.
Faith Kipyegon career has been on upward trajectory with back to back wins. She won two gold medals in the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Budapest.
Kenya won won a total of ten medals (three gold medals, three silver and four bronze) to finish fifth overall behind leaders USA who had a total of 29 medals.