The Kenyan sealed his fifth AbbottWMM Series title in 2022 after winning the Tokyo Marathon in a course record 2:02:40, then smashing his own world record at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, where he ran 2:01:09.
Kipchoge is a two-time Olympic champion, winning his first gold in Rio in 2016 and doubling up in 2021 at the delayed Tokyo Games.
He is also the first man to break two hours for the marathon distance. In the specially-designed INEOS 1:59 project in 2019, he ran 1:59:40 on a short, looped circuit in Vienna, Austria, using a team of interchangeable pacers and laser technology.
Kipchoge turned to the marathon after a track career that brought him gold in the 2003 5000m World Championships and silver in Osaka in 2007. He also earned Olympic bronze and silver over the same distance in 2004 and 2008.
He made his marathon debut with victory in Chicago in 2015 and has only lost twice over 26.2-miles in 15 starts. His first official world record came at the 2018 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON when his time of 2:01:39 made him the first man to break the 2:02 barrier.
He has four London titles and four Berlin victories in addition to his 2022 triumphs in Chicago and Tokyo and has declared his wish to become the first able bodied athlete to win all six Abbott World Marathon Majors.