Kelvin Kiptum, tragic destiny: how much money he earned in a stellar career, after titanic work

The Kelvin Kiptum case shows us the unnatural discrepancy that currently exists between different performance sports.

Kelvin Kiptum, the world record holder in the marathon event

If in football and tennis, for example, the stars are simply “bury” in terms of money, on the other hand, very little is gained from athletics by comparison. Including when we talk about the peaks of different samples. For example, after setting the world record in Chicago, Kelvin Kiptum received $150,000 for his historic performance.

Of course, this bonus was generously topped up by his technical sponsor, Nike. Even so, according to The Sun, Kiptum has now died at the age of 24, having amassed around $500,000 throughout his career! Even a star footballer from the Romanian Superliga can receive this amount, but only after one season! This while Kelvin Kiptum had to work hard for years to make half a million dollars.

Kelvin Kiptum's times in the marathon event

*2023 (Chicago): 2 hours and 35 seconds*

*2023 (London): 2 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds

*2022 (Valencia): 2 hours, 1 minute and 53 seconds

*current world record