On Saturday, 42 kilometres World record-holder Eliud Kipchoge brought the world into a standstill after beating the INEOS159 challenge by 20 seconds.
Following the outstanding performance, an Eldoret resident claimed there is common secret behind the extraordinary performances of Rift Valley athletes.
Tony Rotich, a resident of Uasin Gishu, told NTV Kenya that the achievement was purely the making of milk, a common meal among the Kalenjin community.
“This is the day we waited for and it has come to an end. We are all proud as residents of Eldoret and I want to tell the whole country that the residents of Uasin Gishu have made this country proud.
Worldwide we have made a world record, we are happy about that. So just to encourage Kenyans to drink milk, we break records using milk,” said Rotich.
Kipchoge’s performance brought activities in Eldoret town to a standstill as thousands of residents gathered on the streets to witness the athlete’s electrifying performance that was televised live.
Kipchoge, who was determined to beat the challenge, finished the race at 1:59:40.
Deputy President William Ruto was among a host of leaders who travelled to Vienna, Austria to cheer the world record-holder.
The performance earned him a spot at the Guinness Book of Record as the first human to finish the 42-kilometre marathon in less than two hours.
The INEOS challenge was sponsored by a British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, who is a reportedly a great fanatic of the marathon.