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UK varsity to give Kipchoge honorary degree

By Julius Chepkwony | December 13th 2019 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300


World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree by a university in the United Kingdom.

The University of Exeter in a letter to Mr Kipchoge, 35, invited him to attend their graduation where he will be honoured.

In the letter by the University Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith, the university wishes to recognise Kipchoge’s outstanding achievements in the field of sports by conferring upon him an honorary Doctorate of Laws.

“It gives me great pleasure to write to inform you that the council and Senate of the University of Exeter would like to recognise your outstanding achievements in the field of sports by conferring upon you an Honorary Doctorate of Laws,” read the letter to Kipchoge.

From the letter, the university states that it normally grants a small number of honorary degrees each year and would be delighted if he (Kipchoge) honours the university by accepting the award.

“We would like to suggest that we confer the degree upon you at one of our 2019 ceremonies which will be held in Exeter,” continued the letter.

Kipchoge told The Standard that he will be awarded on December 14.

The award comes days after Laikipia University also honoured him.


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