Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has become a worldwide sensation after making history. He became the first man to run the marathon in under two hours in Vienna Austria last Saturday.
The father of three completed the 42 km marathon in 1:59:40. Sir Jim Ratcliffe a British tycoon whose company sponsored Eliud Kipchoge’s Ineos 1:59 Challenge was also present.
After touching the finishing line, Eliud Kipchoge first hugged his wife who was eagerly waiting for him at the finish lie.
Kipchoge then hugged his three kids and fans with glee.
He shared a photo, from the Saturday event, when he hugged his wife Grace and captioned it;
The greatest feeling.
Kipchoge’s fans flooded the comment section and below are some of the reactions;
Victor Mochere: This is true love.
Joyce Ndanu He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtain favour from God. Congrats … ( family is everything).
Brian Mutinda Pure emotion.
Ronoh Clinton: Family is everything!
Mzalendo Bonface Rumours has it that u have also broken another record for being the first Kalenjin man to hug a wife in public.
Anne Lemayian And I was just here thinking I would love to read about their ‘How I Met’.
How did Eliud propose?
“Babe, I want you to be the first person I hug when I break the mother of all records!”
How did she respond? Did She giggle and draw a 1:59 on the soil?
I love happy endings.
Wanyama S You broke the record…. The first Kenyan man to hug his wife in public… I can’t remember the last time I was hugged
Baba Daniela Stick to her like that…… Make her a 👑 … I bless you bro
Elvis I assume that’s number one supporter. How nice.
Goro Collins Family is really important in this life,, we need to appreciate them
Nancy Wavinya Priceless.
Allen Wex But Legend Eliud you need to learn how to embrace your dear wife during such special occasions. You don’t run into her like a tractor in Kaptagat pretending to hug her my friend. Be gentle with your man ala!
Speaking to press after the marathon, Eliud said,
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.