Kipchoge quietly returns home after historic Vienna run


Kenya’s world record holder Eliud Kipchoge returned to the country quietly on Wednesday morning following his historic Marathon run in Vienna.
Kipchoge became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours after clocking 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40sec in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge staged in Vienna.
“Honoured to fly our CHAMPION @eliudkipchoge home from Amsterdam. The Pride is so proud of you! #ChampionOnBoard #NoHumanIsLimited,” Kenya Airways tweeted on Wednesday.
Kipchoge had flown to the Netherlands with his manager Jos Hermerns where he was expected to stay for a while as he recovers after his Vienna win.
Close friends, however, said the marathoner like taking a low profile and that they are not shocked he opted to return without fanfare.
Kipchoge entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his under two hours’ marathon feat, but his record will not be recognised by the world athletics governing body, IAAF, as the new world marathon record.


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