Kipkirui 'Elisha' Langat
Kipkirui 'Elisha' Langat
Date of birth: 01/12/1988
Place of birth: Bomet, Kenya
Gender: Male
Nationality: Kenyan

Kipkirui Langat know by his friends and fellow athletes as ELISHA

The Langat family is part of the history of Purosangue in Kenya and are a family of middle and long distance runners from a town in the highlands of Kenya called Bomet.  We 1st started collaborating with Festus, the elder brother of both Elisha and Leonard.  Festus was the “main actor and athlete” in the PUROSANGUE short film produced in 2011.

‘Elisha’ Kipkirui is also the brother of Leonard Langat, on eof teh first Purosangue athletes, with a HM PB of 59’18”. Leonard now is part of a different team, after assisting and training him for the past 5 years, but lives and trains with the Purosangue group in Iten.

Elisha prefers cross country races to road however is slowly adjusting to half marathon events which will see him soon competing on a world stage as he has a personal best of 62′ achieved at high altitude in Kenya.

Race Performance  Info
10 km 28’45” (split in the half marathon) March 2017
 15 km  44’14” (split in the half marathon) March 2017
 Half Marathon  62’33 Sokotoko Half Marathon  October 2016