Eliud Kipchoge did something no human in recorded history had ever done! The man run a marathon distance in less than 2 hours.
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, Grace Sugutt who was eagerly waiting for him at the finish line.
Although some dramatic Kenyans were not impressed with the manner in which he embraced her after his record-setting run, the athlete was of a different opinion, showing how much her support meant to him.
His Instagram post was short and succinct, an ode to the woman who knows him very well. His sweet message read, ‘the greatest feeling.’
His fans and followers on his page were excited and enamored with the manner in which he described his love and affection for his wife. (Fun fact, the athlete’s Instagram page has gained close to 400k followers from Friday last week!)
At the finish line, the athlete had made a point of speaking about the impact his wife and his 3 kids ( Lynne, Griffin, and Jordon) had on him and his performance.
‘My wife and three children have given me a lot of support and I’m glad that they flew in to witness the history. I’m happy they came. They have also made history.’
This man is really a paragon of virtue and accomplishment. Truly no man is limited!
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