Manchester City’s message to Eliud Kipchoge

By Brian Okoth On Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 13:37 | < 1 min read
English football giants, Manchester City, have joined the rest of the world in congratulating Eliud Kipchoge for making history. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
English football giants, Manchester City, have joined the rest of the world in congratulating Eliud Kipchoge for making history. [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
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    English football giants, Manchester City, have joined the rest of the world in congratulating Eliud Kipchoge for making history.

English football giants, Manchester City, have joined the rest of the world in congratulating Eliud Kipchoge for making history.

Kipchoge became the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours, beating the mark by 20 seconds.

The Kenyan, 34, covered the 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.

It will not be recognised as the official marathon world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.

“This shows no-one is limited,” said Kipchoge.

“Now I’ve done it, I am expecting more people to do it after me.”

The Olympic champion – who holds the official marathon world record of 2:01:39, set in Berlin, Germany in 2018 – missed out by 25 seconds in a previous attempt at the Italian Grand Prix circuit at Monza in 2017.

And, now as several factions across the world heaped praise on the celebrated athlete, one of the stand-out congratulatory messages is that of Manchester City, the defending champions of the English Premier League.

Taking to their official Twitter page, Manchester City hailed Kipchoge for making a “sporting history”.

“Congratulations to @EliudKipchoge – sporting history made! Absolutely incredible!” said Manchester City, attracting thousands of retweets and reactions on Twitter.

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