Isabellah Andersson - Updated Jul 2024

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Kisii, Kenya, Sweden
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Kisii, Kenya, Sweden

Isabellah Andersson

Isabellah Andersson is a Swedish-Kenyan distance runner. Isabellah Andersson lives in Vilshult, Sweden, and has been a Swedish citizen since May 2009. She represents the club Hasselby SK.

Early Life and Childhood

Isabellah Andersson was born on November 12, 1980, in Kisii, Kenya. Her age is 43 years old as of  2024 and she is a naturalized Swedish citizen who practices Christianity.

Similarly, her birth name is Isabellah Moraa Amoro and her birth sign is Scorpio. She was raised with her mother and three half-siblings but spent the majority of her childhood with her grandmother.

Moreover, her parents moved to Nairobi when she was a child to find work, and she followed them when she was 18 years old.

She became interested in orienteering and met two Swedish orienteers who were studying in Kenya in 2002. She was allowed to participate in the O-Ring in Sweden in 2004.


Talking about her educational background, there is no information available regarding Isabellah’s schools, colleges, and academics. Isabellah might have done her schooling at a community school in Kisii.

Later, Isabellah might have skipped college as she started to pursue her professional career at an early age.

Isabellah Andersson – Net Worth 2024

Isabellah Andersson is a Swedish-Kenyan distance runner who has earned a considerable income from his work. Isabellah’s estimated net worth is around $500k. Also, Isabellah’s annual salary is $50k per year and her source of income is mainly her distance running profession.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding her career, Isabellah Andersson competed in nineteen races in 2007 and was recognized as one of the country’s most intriguing running names.

Andersson became the first official Swedish half marathon record holder in 2009 when she won the Stockholm Half Marathon at 1:11:35 on September 12, 2009.

On 22 January 2010, Andersson set a new Swedish marathon record by finishing fifth in the Dubai Marathon in 2:26:52. On October 31, 2010, she finished fourth in the Frankfurt Marathon in 2:25:10 hours, breaking a national record. She has four consecutive Stockholm Marathon victories.

Moreover, she finished third in the 2011 Dubai Marathon, improving her record time to 2:23:41 hours. She finished seventh in the 2011 World Championships. She came in eighteenth place at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Andersson’s first major championship came in 2010 at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, where she finished fifth in the marathon but was later placed third after both winners Ivil Balinait and runner-up Nailja Julamanova were suspended for doping.

She is the sole winner of the Stockholm Marathon seven times. However, she had to withdraw from the Rotterdam Marathon in the Netherlands on April 10, 2016, due to leg pain.

As a result, she was unable to compete in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the winter, Andersson lives and trains in Kenya, where she has also established her training camp in Eldoret.

Isabellah Andersson

Caption: Isabellah in a tournament. Source: Alchetron

Brand Endorsements

Isabellah has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nominations

Isabellah Andersson was awarded in 2011 with Big Boys and Girls badge number 509. Moreover, in the spring of 2015, she won her 26th SM gold, making her the most decorated athlete in Swedish history, with one more individual gold than Eric Lemming.

Relationship Status

Isabellah relocated to Sweden in January 2006. Lars Andersson, a foot-orienteering enthusiast, and competitor met her there. They both got married in October 2006 and have a daughter Beyonce (born 2009) named after the American singer Beyoncé Knowles. The same year, Isabellah Andersson was granted Swedish citizenship.

Isabellah Andersson

Caption: Isabellah with her daughter. Source: Dagens


Isabellah hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies. Also, Isabellah avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage her professional distance running career.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height Isabellah is 5 Feet 7 inches tall and weighs 55kg. Similarly, Isabellah’s body measurement is 32-26-31 inches and her eyes and hair color are black. Also, Isabellah’s dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 9(US).

Moreover, she keeps herself in a strict workout and diet plan and balances her lifestyle to keep it maintained. Similarly, she works out in a variety of ways, including yoga, pilates, and cardio.

Also, she follows a Mediterranean diet that consists primarily of nuts, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, she also drinks a lot of water to stay in shape.

Isabellah Andersson

Caption: Isabellah Andersson running in a track. Source: WIkidata

Isabellah Andersson – Social Media

Isabellah is not active on social media. She likes to be present and keep her personal life private, hence she does not use any social networking sites.