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Abel Kirui was born on 4 June, 1982 in Bomet, Kenya, is a Kenyan long-distance runner. Discover Abel Kirui's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 38 years old?

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Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 4 June 1982
Birthday 4 June
Birthplace Bomet, Kenya
Nationality Kenya

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Abel Kirui Height, Weight & Measurements

At 39 years old, Abel Kirui height is 1.75 m and Weight 58 kg.

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Height 1.75 m
Weight 58 kg
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Who Is Abel Kirui's Wife?

His wife is Stella Jemeli

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Wife Stella Jemeli
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Abel Kirui Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Abel Kirui worth at the age of 39 years old? Abel Kirui’s income source is mostly from being a successful Runner. He is from Kenya. We have estimated Abel Kirui's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Runner

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Kirui finished the 2017 London Marathon, in 4th place with a time of 2:07:45. The following year, at the 2018 London Marathon Kirui once again finished in 4th place with a time of 2:07:07.


At the 2016 Chicago Marathon, Kirui won with the time of 2:11:23, barely beating Dickson Chumba by 3 seconds. Kirui finished in second place at the 2017 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:8:48. Barely losing to the winner Galen Rupp by 28 seconds.


Kirui finished in second at the 2012 Summer Olympics, with a time of 2:08:27. Barely losing to the winner Stephen Kiprotich by 26 seconds.


He was given the wildcard spot on the Kenyan marathon team as the defending champion at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Kirui ran a time of 2:07:38 beating out fellow countryman Vincent Kipruto and Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa. This made Kirui the third man to defend the marathon world title, following in the steps of Abel Antón and Jaouad Gharib. He ran over 10 miles at the Great South Run in October and finished as runner-up to Leonard Komon.


He finished third in the 2009 Rotterdam Marathon with a time of 2:05:04 after fellow Kenyans Duncan Kibet and James Kwambai, making him the sixth fastest marathoner ever. On 22 August 2009 he took gold over his teammate Emmanuel Mutai who took silver at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin at a record time of 2:06:54.

After the 2009 World Championships, Kirui had many unsuccessful attempts to show the dominance he had shown in his Berlin race: he finished in fifth place at the 2010 London Marathon, then failed to finish at the 2011 London Marathon. Kirui ran at the Prefontaine Classic track 25K/30K mixed race, hoping to set a new 25k track record. Although he just managed to dip under the previous world record time for the track 25K, he was well beaten by fellow Kenyan and teammate Moses Mosop, who broke both 25K and 30K world records.


He has also won the 2008 Vienna City Marathon, the 2016 Chicago Marathon and was runner-up at the 2007 Berlin Marathon and 2017 Chicago Marathon.


At the 2007 Berlin Marathon, Kirui finished second with a time of 2:06:51, after the winner Haile Gebrselassie, who set a new marathon world record. The time made Kirui the sixth fastest marathoner in 2007. He also won the Paderborn Half-marathon in 2007. At the 2008 Vienna City Marathon, he won with a new course record of 2:07:38.


Kirui started running while in Samitui Primary School. After high school, the jobless Kirui entered a recruitment race by Administration Police (AP) the winner of such race would be recruited by AP. Kirui won the race and subsequently joined AP, starting serious training only after then. He entered the 2006 Berlin Marathon as a pacemaker, but finished the race 9th.


Abel Kirui (born 6 April 1982) is a long-distance runner from Kenya who competes in marathons. He had back-to-back wins in the World Championships Marathon in 2009 and 2011. He won in 2009 with a time of 2:06:54, then defended his title with a winning margin of two minutes and 28 seconds – the largest ever margin at the World Championship event. He won a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic marathon.