Conseslus Kipruto

Quick Facts

Name Conseslus Kipruto
Date of Birth 8th December 1994
Birth Place Eldoret, Kenya
Nick Name Unavailable
Age 27 years old
Gender Male
Religion Unknown
Nationality Kenyan
Ethnicity Unknown
Horoscope Sagittarius
Profession Long-distance runner, Athletics
Height 5’6″ (1.67 cm)
Weight 58 kg (128 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 20.7
Build Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Tattoo No
Father Name Unknown
Mother Name Unknown
Siblings Four (names unknown)
Relationship Dating (Gladys Musyoka)
Coach Japter Keter
Professional Career 2010-present
  • 1x Olympic Games (2016)
  • 2x World Championship (2017, 2019)
  • 1x Commonwealth Games (2018)
  • 4x Diamond League Trophy (2016-2019) 1x World Youth Championship (2011)
  • 1x World Junior Championship (2012)
  • 1x Intercontential Cup (2018)
Personal Best
  • 3000m: 7:44.09, Rieti (2012)
  • 3000m steeplechase: 8:00.12, Birmingham (2015)
  • 2000m steeplechase: 5:28.65, Lille (2011) 5000m: 13:47, Eldoret (2016)
  • 10,000m: 29:24.7, Eldoret (2016)
  • 15 km: 43:43, Heerenberg (2019)
Salary Unavailable
Net Worth $100k – $500k 
Shoe Nike
Social media InstagramTwitter
Merch Running ShoesEquipment
Last Update September, 2022

Everyone immediately thinks of Conseslus Kipruto when the phrase “King of the Steeple” is used. He is a long-distance professional runner from Kenya.

He currently dominates the majority of the events in the world event’s steeplechase over 3000 meters.

Additionally, he captured the World Championship in 2017 and 2019. In addition, from 2016 to 2019, he won the Diamond League title in the 3000m steeplechase.

He set an Olympic record in winning the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio by finishing in 8:03.28.

Kipruto’s private life has been the subject of numerous disputes and events. It hasn’t significantly affected his professional career, though.

Background and Incidents

Conseslus Kipruto was born in Eldoret, Kenya, on December 8, 1994. He and his four siblings were reared by a single mother during his formative years.

He played football growing up and looked up to Didger Drogba. But his uncle Cleophus insisted that he give track a shot.

Incidents and Scandals

A 20-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Conseslus Kipruto in 2016 alleging child neglect. She also said that they were dating between 2015 and 2016.

He was accused of abandoning his ex-battle wife’s and declining to take on the role of their son’s father.

Similar to how Kirputo was charged and detained for having sex with a 15-year-old juvenile in 2020, in November of that year.

Conseslus Kipruto with his new girlfriend.(Source=INstagram)

He later entered a plea of not guilty and was freed after posting $1,800 bail.

Kipruto was involved in an automobile accident in 2018. He accidentally struck a tractor with his SUV, but he was unharmed.

Similarly, in 2020, after Kipruto introduced his new girlfriend, pictures of her became viral on social media.

Most of the ladies in his native town did not like her since she was from another country, but the men applauded him for paving the way for international relationships.

How did Conseslus Kipruto Start His Career?

In 2010, Conseslus Kipruto started out by participating in the steeplechase’s junior divisions.

At the Kenyan Youth Trials, he won the 2000-meter steeplechase race with a time of 5:29.3.

Later, he made it possible for Kenya to participate in the 2011 World Youth Athletics Championships, which were held in Lille Metropole, France.

Kipruto and Gilbert Kiplangat Kirui, one of his colleagues, were able to establish a good lead early on in the finals.

Kipruto, however, won the gold medal by racing in 5:28.65. In the same way, he is ranked seventh among all young people in terms of time.

He raced in two elite cross country competitions at the start of the 2012 season.

Later, he earned first place in the Lotto Cross Cup de Hannut and second in the Cross de San Sebastian to place on the podium in both events.

After winning the 3000m steeplechase at the 2012 World Junior Championship in Barcelona, Spain, he also brought home another gold medal.

In a similar vein, his victory enabled Kenya to win the competition for the 13th time in a row. Kipruto also finished in eighth position overall among juniors with a timing of 8:06.10.

Senior Career

In the world of athletics, Kipruto was already regarded as a strong potential in the 3000m steeplechase. However, he later displayed glimmers of his grandeur at Meeting de Paris in 2012.

He finished the race in a personal-best time of 8:03.49, earning his first senior gold at the competition. His timing earned him a spot as the second-best junior of all time.

After winning the Internacional Juan Muguerza in 2013, Kipruto was able to compete for Kenya on the national cross-country squad.

However, his sixth-place finish at the Kenyan trials earned him a spot on the junior team.

He came in sixth in the junior 8k men’s race during the world championship finals.

He won the Diamond League opener in Shanghai with a meet record time of 8:01.16 to start the 2013 season.

Later, he was able to add two more victories at the 2013 Diamond League in the USA and Norway.

Similar to this, Kipruto placed second in the 3000m steeplechase at his first World Championship in Russa with a time of 8:06.37.

He placed second once more in his second attempt at the 2015 World Championship in Beijing, China.

Olympic Champion

Kipruto didn’t indicate that he was going to slow down. On the other hand, he has dominated every 3000m steeplechase competition since 2016.

He was successful in winning in Doha and Rabat in May of 2016.

He also triumphed in Rome and Birmingham in June. In addition, he finished the 3000m steeplechase in 8:00.12, a personal best, in the British Grand Prix.

He succeeded in winning the races in Monaco and Brussels the following month.

Later, he lost to 2008 Olympic gold medallist Brimin Kiputo in the Kenyan Olympic trials, handing him his lone loss of the outdoor season.

But at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, he did so by taking first place in Heat 3.

Conseslus Kipruto won the gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase event on August 17, 2016. Moreover, he broke an Olympic record by running in 8:03.28.

Conseslus Kipruto competing at 2012 World Junior Championship.(Source=Instagram)

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World Champion

He was only able to capture a gold medal at the 2017 Diamond League in Rome and Brussels.

But Kipruto triumphed at the 2017 World Championship in London, United Kingdom.

After winning two consecutive silver medals, he finally won his first gold at the finals with a time of 8:14.12.

He won the 3000m steeplechase race at the Commonwealth Games to start the following season. Once more, he finished in 8:10.08.

He later won gold at Roma, Birmingham, and Zurich during the Diamond League.

In addition, Kipruto captured the 2018 Diamond League championship at the Weltklasse by winning the 3000m steeplechase in 8:10.15, barely one second better than El Balkkalis.

He lost his left shoe in the middle of the race, which is interesting because he still competed and won.

Likewise, he had won the African Championships prior to his victory in Zurich. Conseslus was fortunate not to sustain a serious injury in Zurich.

He later won the 3000m steeplechase in the IAFF International Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on September 8, 2018.

He will miss the most of the 2019 season due to injury. Nevertheless, he succeeded in taking first place at the World Championship in Doha, Qatar, finishing in a time of 8:01.35.

After testing Covid 19 positive in August, he was thus unable to play in the Diamond league in 2020.

Drop Out

Due to his accusation of having sex with a juvenile, Kirputo has been unable to fully train. As a result of inadequate training time, he was out of shape.

Later, due to fitness concerns, he was unable to finish the steeplechase race at the Kenya Olympics Trails and quit after only two laps. Kipruto was consequently ejected from the national Olympic team.

The Kenyan squad, however, has not made a decision regarding his future and he could return as a wildcard to the Olympics to defend his title.

How was the Networth Value of Conseslus Kipruto?

Conseslus Kipruto has not yet made public information about his salary or wealth available.

He also works for the Kenyan police. So, in addition to his vocation as an athlete, Kipruto also makes money doing police work.

According to internet research, a police officer makes $450 a month on average.

Similar to that, he has participated in and won a lot of races during the course of his career.

He made a total $120,000 when winning two gold medals at the IAAF World Athletes Championship in 2017 and 2019.

He has 15 victories in the Diamond League series, winning $10,000 for each victory. Additionally, he received $120,000 ($30k per season) for winning the Diamond League trophy between 2016 and 2019.

He received $30k in prize money for winning the 2018 Intercontential Cup.

Conseslus Kipruto training at the grass field.(Source=Instagram)

Cash Prize and Honors

In addition, the Kenyan government gave him $510,000 for winning the Olympic gold medal in 2016 and $10,000 for the Commonwealth Games victory in 2018.

Athlete Kipruto is sponsored by Nike. He always sports Nike clothing and footwear when competing internationally.

Online sources claim that compared to his fellow Kenyan teammates, Kipruto is better sponsored and endorsed. The names of his sponsors, however, are never made public.

The gold medallist from the 2016 Olympics is thought to be worth between $100,000 and $500,000.

What is the Physical Measurement of Conseslus Kipruto?

Kipruto has an athletic build and a slender body. He undergoes rigorous endurance training because he is a long-distance runner, which accounts for this.

He currently weighs about 58 kg and is 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 cm) tall (128 lbs).

Japter Keter has been Kipruto’s trainer since Kipruto graduated from high school in 2010. Additionally, only the coach assured him during their first meeting that he has everything it takes to be the top runner.

He is renowned for regularly training on the grass field at Mosoriot rather than the track.

He drained the pool and utilized it as a water pit when the Covid 19 campus was under lockdown, using improvised couch cushions as a hurdle.

And in order to rehabilitate from a stress fracture in 2019, he constructed his own aqua pool in his garden.

Social Media

There are Twitter and Instagram accounts for Conseslus Kirputo. He has 12k followers across all of his social media accounts, but he doesn’t seem to be very active. Given his popularity, that is surprisingly low.

Additionally, he last updated any of his social media accounts in 2020.

He had previously updated Twitter with information about his life and current events. He also posted pictures of his daily life and running-related items on Instagram.

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