Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge’s name has been written in the books of history. He completed the marathon (#INEOS1:59Challenge) in less than two hours in Vienna Austria.
The main of this marathon was to inspire others to believe they can overcome their own personal barriers. He believes that # NoHumanIsLimited is did something that no human has done.
Tens of Kenyans among them William Ruto, Gideon Moi other Kenyans were in Vienna to support him.
Kipchoge has won 11 out of the 12 marathons he has run.
In an earlier interview in Vienna, Grace Sugut, Kipchoge’s wife, who was watching her husband run said,
I’m a bit nervous but excited for him.
Grace was with their three children watching their father
They are very excited. They have never been to a race to watch their dad run. This is their first time,’ she said.
Kenyans are watching and excited to see Kipchoge do what no human has ever done.
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Kipchoge addressed the press and thanked those who helped him achieve his goal saying
I am feeling good. It has taken 65 years for a human to make history in sport. After Roger Bannister [running a sub four-minute mile in 1954] it took another 65 years … I’m happy to be the man to run under two hours. No human is limited, and I’m expecting more people to do it after today,’ he said.
The 41 pacemakers are among the best athletes in the whole world … to all of them I want to say thank you, thank you for doing the job. We made history together.
To have someone doing something as monumental as this, it’s such a boost for all the athletes over there in Kenya. It’s showing that the impossible is do-able