Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has left many wagging tongues after he featured in New York-based GQ Magazine.
The father of three talked about his career and did a photoshoot with the magazine wearing some of the world’s most expensive fashion brands such as Nike, Fendi Men, Gucci, Boateng, Manolo Blahnik, Rochas just to mention but a few.
Today marks the release of the conversation I had with @gq. I put the link in my bio for those who wish to read the full article. I hope you will enjoy seeing me wear something different for a change!’ the marathoner tweeted.
It was one of sport's great question marks—could a human break a 2-hour marathon? Then @EliudKipchoge did it. What followed was international fame, and plenty of controversy. https://t.co/TYhUnxkxdD pic.twitter.com/VCd9Mt0M7i
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) March 30, 2020
Below are the photos from Kipchoge’s shoot and the price tags, which have left Kenyans scratching their heads.
- Ksh Sh.390,000
2. Blazer, $5,995, by Ralph Lauren / Tank top, $70, by Nike / Pants (price upon request), by Givenchy / Shoes, $775, by Jimmy Choo / Sunglasses, $280, by Giorgio Armani. In total, the outfits cost Ksh744,000.
3. To rock this, you’ll have to cough up Ksh773,000.
4. The most expensive look. Everything cost Ksh938,269
6. Ksh 209,000.
7. To dress like this it costs Ksh Ksh.287,000.
Eliud Kipchoge’s photos have awwed thousands of Kenyans and his international fans. Here are some of their reactions;
Kiruti Eliud Kipchoge here with drip. The coat is roughly 270k, the shoes are roughly 43k, sunglasses are around 50k. The cheapest things are the Nike jacket and pants which are 8k each.
Jonathan Gault I haven’t even read this Eliud Kipchoge GQ profile yet but OMG the photos.
Midah These photos are just beautiful.
Kenya West They’ve turned Eliud into some expensive model.
kayvokforce Big drip.
runmikeyrun Super fly.
arrowbwoy Bei ya hio look ni plot ya shamba pale Kamulu.
Winnie Wadera Now this is high fashion, is supposed to be emotive, reactive and catches our attention. You were a nice pick for this sir #Unlimited.
oodell_junior Nguo moja half a million…😩😩
Kiradjieva Athlete & Art so amazing ❤️🐏 also, read the article, so inspirational, thank you.
_lukania His attire can pay my fees for a term🔥
But quite a number of his fans weren’t happy with the outfits.
Asron Jonh Your designer will never see heaven.
Maina Njoki Quite sad our legend Eliud Kipchoge had to go through all that trouble just to market clothes targeting only one buyer, Kanye West.😩😭😭
mba1ekwa Half a million for that disgusting pants?
Jay Edwin Your designer must be suffering from Coronavirus, he made you look like a 1978 Maths teacher.#stay home, wash your hands, be safe.
Lilian Gichuku We have known you to be a legend but they want to turn you into OMULEGEND.. We love you though
Artem Kobirnichenko You look like a Forrest Hump, especially at the 1st photo. Very impressive!
Kanini Wa Jones As much as I’m your fan, Stick to running I say🙈.
Geofrey Khoore Reminds me of Senior chief Amoth Owira Rasanga in 1954
Mag Burudi He should change his designer with an immediate effect 😂😂😂 or wherever he dresses from ,,, here he is looking like a Nigerian village elder now 😂😂😂 igwe must see this oohh.
mbuthiajymo Some of these designers should be jailed 😂.
louisa.x You can take the man out of rift valley but you cannot what …..!?? Say it louder with your chwest 😂😂.
Veronicah Mwaura Our Kipchoge that designer must be out of his mind…is this how they think Africans wear…or what was it costumes for 12years of slaves?
Tumechanuka Wazungu huwa na matharau sana,wharristhis now? the dude looks like a colonial askari..ooh lemme guess that is the “look”
Harry Son Eish legend. These looks and fashion can make someone run and break your records out of fear.
Anthony Kiprop Argut You’re inspired by Steve Simple boy. No Man is Limited!
Kimwetich Danvas The designer should be put on forced quarantine