Eliud Kipchoge stuns in KSh.500,000 suit in GQ magazine feature


Eliud Kipchoge stuns in KSh.500,000 suit in GQ magazine feature

In Summary

  • The feature titled "How Kipchoge broke running's mythic barrier' is an in-depth, long-winded tale of the clockwork that makes the marathoner tick.
  • Kipchoge is the first Kenyan to adorn the pages of the coveted magazine 

Veteran marathoner Eliud Kipchoge- who became the first man in the world to run a marathon in under two hours in 2019- is gracing April’s edition of the uber successful GQ magazine.

The feature titled “How Kipchoge broke running’s mythic barrier’ is an in-depth, long-winded tale of the clockwork that makes the marathoner tick.

The tale starts from the humble training camp where Kipchoge trains six days in a week, tweaking his body and turning himself into some sort running machine.

The story then flies to his training regimen, his discipline and finally rests on the story of Kipchoge’s quiet life.

In between feature, the magazine sneaks in several photos of the marathoner decked in the very best that fashion has to offer.

In one of the photos shot against the background of his rural home, Kipchoge is dressed in ankle-long camel coat by Christian Dior.

Kipchoge in a USD 6,300, coat by Dior Men. Photo: GQ magazine.

The coat is reported to have cost a mind-numbing KSh.650,000.

And for a man known for being modest, he follows the dandy coat with a KSh.500,000 suit, a KSh.50,000 shirt by Brunello Cucinelli, a KSh 49,000 belt and some sneakers by Nike.

Kipchoge wearing: Suit, $4,595, shirt, $595, and belt, $495, by Brunello Cucinelli / Sneakers, $180, by Nike

He does not stop there, in a separate look, he dons tan leather pants by Gucci with a value of KSh.520,000, KSh.90,000 sun glasses by Jacques Mage and a summer shirt by Hermes worth a clean KSh.180,000.

 

He was styled by GQ’s Mobolaji Dawodu- a Nigerian-American fashion stylist who dabbles as GQ magazine’s fashion director.

Mobolaji, for those who live off the grid, is rumoured to be dating Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo.

It is important to note that Kipchoge has become the first Kenyan to be featured on the coveted GQ magazine.

The only other Kenyan who has sniffed the pages of the magazine is model and fitness buff Ephy Saint who was lightly featured by the GQ South Africa in 2016.

Eliud now joins the pantheon of other African talents who have previously graced the pages of the magazine.

They include among others; footballer Mo Salah, grammy-nominated musician Burna Boy and comedian Trevor Noah.

Felicitations Kipchoge!

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