PHOTOS: Moment Eliud Kipchoge saw his wife Grace at the finish line
Kenyans in Vienna cheered on Eliud Kipchoge as he raced to the finish line; one of them was his wife Grace.
Exuding an aura of calmness, Grace seemed confident that the love of her life would make history.
“I am nervous but also excited. I am happy for him. Kenyans are very excited for Eliud to do what no human has ever done – they’re waiting!” she had told BBC earlier.
Grace waited in bated breath as Kipchoge drew close. As he approached the finish line, he began to thump his chest.
When he crossed clocking 1:59:40, he began to thump his chest then lifted his hand in the air. He had done it! Proved his mantra: “No Human Is Limited.”
He did not stop running until he spotted Grace and his face lit up. He smiled as he ran towards her; they hugged and danced, celebrating as the world watched in admiration.
BREAKING: HISTORY as #EliudKipchoge, world’s greatest marathoner, becomes the first human to run a marathon in under 2 hours.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 12, 2019
“Today we went to the Moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world. Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity. Asante,” a post on Kipchoge’s Twitter page reads.
Kenyans in Vienna carried him shoulder high, celebrating the man who has done the country and indeed the world proud.
Back in Kenya, his mother Janet Rotich and extended family sat in the living room at their Eldoret home watching Kipchoge make history.
When he crossed the finish line, Janet held a photo of her son, celebrating him with the world.
Crowds who had gathered in Eldoret to watch the marathon beamed live, also broke into dance and song when he crossed the finish line.
Social media was abuzz as fans across the world congratulated the great marathoner.
— INEOS 1:59 Challenge (@INEOS159) October 12, 2019
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— Makerere University (@MakerereU) October 12, 2019
Wow… just WOW!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 12, 2019
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