The headlines across the globe did not have an alternative come Monday morning other than to acknowledge the greatest marathoner alive today – Eliud Kipchoge.
Kipchoge set a new record for the 42-kilometre race in Berlin Germany on Sunday when he crossed the finish line in 2.01.29. The record was previously held by fellow Kenyan Denis Kimetto at 2.02.57 but seems like Kipchoge means business.
Standing as the most decorated marathoner, 33 years old knew he was set for a great finish as he has had amazing 9 out of 10 wins in his last 10 races. He said, “I had a great belief that I would run a world record, But I didn’t know I’d run 2:01. I didn’t know that what I was believing translated to 2:01, but I’m happy for it.”
From the early part of the race, Kipchoge held the pace alongside his compatriots Amos Kipruto who finished second and Wilson Kipasang who took the 3rd position making it an all Kenyan affair at the podium.
In an emotional Social Media post, Kipchoge was grateful to his family, coach and mentor Patrick Sang, his management and Nike team that has invested heavily in him to see him be the greatest marathoner alive.
Kenyans could not hide their happiness and took to social media to celebrate the living hero and he has been a trending topic since Sunday afternoon.
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