Photos of an elderly Kenyan man weeping after marathoner Eliud Kipchoge made history at the #iNEOS159 have gone viral.
The unidentified man was part of hundreds of Kenyans, who converged at the KICC last Saturday to watch Kipchoge’s historic marathon on the huge screen that was mounted at the iconic establishment.
The race took place in Vienna, Austria Eliud Kipchoge finished a 42 km marathon in less than two hours.
After the father of three and Kenyan iconic athlete did it, the elderly man who is a fan couldn’t hide his joy and burst into tears.
Below are the photos by Michael Khateli.
Check out reactions from Kenyans
Milcah Chemos Haki kumbe tuko Wengi tulilia.
George Maelo Passion, patriotism, love ad witnessing how history is made in the world was enough for tears of joy to come down 😍.
Michelle Katami This elderly man overcome with emotions shed tears watching Eliud Kipchoge go for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. Truly an emotional moment… He was watching at the public screening at KICC in Nairobi.. #EliudTaughtMe #INEOS159.
Michael Khateli He made me shed a tear…
Kùi Kratos this was my mood.
Stella Kiguta Nganga Man – that one will be cry-worthy for eternity! Eish!