President Kenyatta Congratulates Kipchoge Over Marathon Victory

President Kenyatta Congratulates Kipchoge Over Marathon Victory (News Central TV)

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has congratulated Eliud Kipchoge for his victory at the Tokyo Marathon, winning with the fourth-fastest marathon time in history.

Recall, on Sunday, March 6, News Central reported that World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s category in the Tokyo marathon.

Kipchoge’s world record 2:01:39 in Berlin 2018, Kenenisa Bekele’s 2:01:41 in Berlin 2019, and  Kipchoge’s 2:02:37 in London 2019 were the only three quicker marathons.

After finishing seventh in the 2012 Kenya Olympic Trials 5000m, Kipchoge, 37, switched to road racing. He’s won 14 of his 16 marathons since then, including two Olympic golds and a world record.

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Eliud Kipchoge is also the first person to run a marathon in under two hours, which he accomplished in a staged 2019 event that wasn’t authorised for record-keeping.

He has now won four of the six major marathons held each year, including Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Eliud Kipchoge has never competed in the two prestigious marathons in the United States, Boston and New York City.

“Hearty congratulations @EliudKipchoge. You’ve done it, you’ve made history and made Kenya proud while at it.” the President said.

The Vice-President of the East-African Nation William Ruto congratulated him in a Tweet via his official Twitter handle. He said; “Congratulations @EliudKipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for winning and breaking course records for the men and women Tokyo Marathon. Well in Amos Kipruto for coming second. You are our heroes! Keep running.’’

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