“kumbe ni mumamaa..” Faith Kipyegon: All about her little-known younger husband than Her

In the year 2023, Faith Kipyegon experienced an extraordinary period of athletic prowess, culminating in her being honored with the prestigious titles of 2023 Women’s Athlete of the Year and Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart (E.G.H.).

Within a single week, Kipyegon shattered the world records for both the 1500m and 5000m events, showcasing her exceptional talent. Subsequently, she went on to secure gold medals in both distances at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Born and raised in the tranquil Ndabibit village in Nakuru county, Kipyegon, who will celebrate her 30th birthday on January 10, 2024, not only treasures her recent triumphs but also proudly holds gold medals from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Behind Kipyegon’s illustrious track career stands an unsung hero – her lesser-known husband, Timothy Kitum, an accomplished elite runner in his own right. Although Kitum may not have achieved international acclaim to the extent of his wife, he plays a crucial role in supporting her journey.

Together, Faith Kipyegon and Timothy Kitum are parents to their daughter, Alyn Kitum, born in 2018. As Kipyegon reflects on her remarkable achievements, she acknowledges the significance of her husband’s unwavering support.

In a heartfelt interview with TV47, Kipyegon expressed gratitude to her husband, dedicating her 2016 Olympic gold medal to him when he was still her boyfriend. She emphasized his special role in allowing her to undergo rigorous training six days a week at the camp.

Timothy Kitum, who turned 29 on November 20, 2023, made his mark on the global stage in 2011, participating in the World Youth Championship in Lille, France. A year later, he secured a silver medal in the fiercely competitive 800m race at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

In a remarkable feat during the same year, at the age of 18, Kitum clinched the bronze medal in the men’s 800m race at the 2012 Summer Olympics. His impressive performance saw him come second only to compatriot David Rudisha and Botswana’s Nigel Amos, marking the beginning of a promising athletic career.