How record-holder single-handedly branded Kenya
SEE ALSO :Lagat - INEOS pacesetting task immenseHowever, yesterday’s appeared to be one extraordinary moment. It was a time when the entire world was watching. With doubts expressed in the past about the possibility of running 42km in less than two hours, the world was certainly watching as the paced Kipchoge took up the challenge, dismantling his past world record and with the fete placing the status of the country high up. For a country whose international image is often punctured by other shortcomings, including the volatile nature of its politics, and its people divided politically mainly through ethnic divisions, Kipchoge’s conquest was a great branding. The leaders who congratulated Kipchoge acknowledged the pride that he had brought to Kenya, and by extension Africa. “You have done it, you’ve made history and made Kenya proud while at it,” said President Kenyatta in part of his congratulatory post appreciating Kipchoge for his achievement. Ruto praised the star’s contribution in branding the country. “This is Kenya’s landmark moment to attest that it is an athletics powerhouse,” he said in a tweet
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