Superhuman! World hails Eliud ‘King-choge’
- “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.”
"Hearty congratulations @EliudKipchoge. You've done it, you've made history and made Kenya proud while at it. Your win today, will inspire tens of future generations to dream big and to aspire for greatness. We celebrate you and wish you God's blessings." – President Kenyatta
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) October 12, 2019
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 12, 2019
This is the stuff of history @EliudKipchoge. You captured the imagination of the whole world before this great feat and it will continue for a long time. Congratulations on becoming the first human to run a sub 2 hour marathon. 🇰🇪 is greater because of you! #INEOS159 pic.twitter.com/yUv0HI39CE
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) 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. pic.twitter.com/0HTVBjB6YY
— Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) October 12, 2019
Just out here chilling with the only man to ever run a marathon in under 2 hours @EliudKipchoge. I am in awe of this man. It was a blistering ran and I feel so lucky to have witnessed history being made live. #INEOS159 #NoHumanIsLimited #ProudlyKenyan #Kipchoge pic.twitter.com/1SrgVdrhQY
— Mukami Wambora (@MukamiWambora) October 12, 2019
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) October 12, 2019
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 12, 2019
— TeamKenya (@OlympicsKe) October 12, 2019
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