By Nangayi Guyson -firstname.lastname@example.org
Nairobi Kenya –Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Eliud Kipchoge who ran the Olympic marathon champion and covered 26.2 miles in 2 hours 25 seconds early on Saturday.
Eliud Kipchoge Saturday’s record attracted the Kenyan president who took to twitter to congratulate him.
In his twittee this morning, President Uhuru said “Well done
@EliudKipchoge for running the fastest marathon ever, 2:00:25. Your dedication & hard work is an inspiration to us all #breaking2pic.twitter.com/RwpZ74YZsK“
Eliud Kipchoge ran the quickest recorded marathon time at Formula One track in Italy on Saturday.
The 32-year-old aimed to complete the race in less than 2 hours and beat Dennis Kimetto’s mark of 2:02.57 in Berlin in 2014 but missed out on becoming the first athlete to run under two hours for the marathon by 26 seconds.
Eliud Kipchoge crossed the finish line after completing 26.2 miles in two hours and 26 seconds Race organizers originally listed his time at two hours and 24 seconds but later corrected it..
Saturday’s race was sponsored by Nike and involved just three competitors including Kipchoge of Kenya, Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia also raced in the behind.
Lelisa Desisa was dropped after 50 minutes, with Zersenay Tadese falling back shortly afterwards. The duo still completed the 17 laps of the 1.5-mile Monza track.
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