Kenyans Send Their Best Wishes as Eliud Kipchoge Embarks on a Historic Journey


Olympic and world marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has departed for Vienna, in Austria, in his attempt to become the first man to run under two hours over 42km (26 miles).

He flew out last night from his training base in Kenya’s Eldoret town, in the Rift Valley region, in a private jet provided by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is bankrolling the attempt. The marathoner seeks to break his own world record set last year at the Berlin Marathon with a time of two hours one minute and thirty-nine seconds 2:01:39.


The iconic race dubbed as the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge”, will take place in the streets of Vienna, though organizers are yet to announce the actual date and time as they consider the weather conditions.

Ahead of the historic event, Kenyans sent their heartfelt messages and best wishes to Eliud Kipchoge. Below we sample a few of them..


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