Superhuman! World hails Eliud ‘King-choge’


Superhuman! World hails Eliud 'King-choge'
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

In Summary

  • “That last kilometre where he actually accelerated and came through on his own was just superhuman. I can’t believe he did it.”
  • “Eliud is a once in a generation athlete and if anybody deserves to break the two-hour barrier it is him. It was an incredible performance and a privilege to be here"

Reaction after Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge completes INEOS Challenge in Vienna to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours and passing a milestone few thought was attainable.

Patrick Sang, Kipchoge’s coach

“He has inspired all of us that we can stretch our limits in our lives. You have made history. Everything went perfectly right. For the sport, it challenges other young athletes. For humanity, whatever level you are in you can move yourself to another level.”

Team INEOS billionaire owner Jim Ratcliffe

“That last kilometre where he actually accelerated and came through on his own was just superhuman. I can’t believe he did it.”

Team INEOS team princial Dave Brailsford 

“Eliud is a once in a generation athlete and if anybody deserves to break the two-hour barrier it is him. It was an incredible performance and a privilege to be here.

“It was a great lesson in a very evenly paced run. He was very calm and conservative and the pacemakers took Eliud to the last kilometre for him to bring it home.”

Kenyan-born American and five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat, Kipchoge’s pacer

“Eliud told the world that if you set your mind to something nothing is impossible.”

 

 

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