Kenyan Olympic marathon holder Eliud Kipchoge has thanked former United States President Barrack Obama for being an inspiration to him and many others.

This was after Obama congratulated for becoming the first man to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienne Austria.

”Yesterday, marathoner Eliud Kipchoge became the first ever to break two hours. Today in Chicago, Brigid Kosgei set a new women’s world record.

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Eliud Kipchoge and his wife

Staggering achievements on their own, they’re also remarkable examples of humanity’s ability to endure—and keep raising the bar.” Obama wrote.

An excited Eliud Kipchoge responded,

”Dear Mr. Obama, Thank you for your special words. In life we hope to inspire others. Thank you for inspiring me.”

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Eliud KipchogeEliud added that meeting Obama and coming up with ways to make the world a better place would be such an honour.

“It would be my greatest honour if we could meet, and discuss how we can make this world a running world. As a running world is a peaceful world. #NoHumanlsLimited”

 

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