Eliud Kipchoge lands in Mombasa [PHOTOS]

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Oct 19th 2019 at 14:57
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Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge landed in Mombasa on Saturday and was flown by the Kenya Forest Service.

Reports indicate that Kipchoge might be in the coastal town to be part of Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, 2019.

Last week, the decorated athlete became the first man in history to run a marathon in under two hours during the INEOS 1:59 IN Vienna, Austria.

There was talk that he might be recognized by the Head of State for his incredible feat alongside women’s marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei.

Kipchoge jetted back into the country this week in a low-key affair that even left residents of his hometown, Eldoret, surprised.

Contrary to the grand entries made by sports personalities who break records abroad, the marathon record holder quietly went about his business without fanfare.

He has won 11 marathons besides the 2017 Breaking-2 Project in Italy and the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, where his wife Grace Sugut and their three children were.

His arrival was no surprise as Kenyans only came to know about his return on Wednesday via a tweet from Kenya Airways.

The airline tweeted: “Honoured to fly our CHAMPION @eliudkipchoge home from Amsterdam. The Pride is so proud of you! #ChampionOnBoard #NoHumanIsLimited.”

The only confirmation that he was indeed on the flight was the photo of him and Kenya Airways staff posted on the airlines' Twitter handle.

Any follow-ups on his arrival at the airport bore no fruit. Kenyans took to Facebook and other social media platforms later on Wednesday, posting pictures of him being served tea while at his Global Communication camp at Kaptagat in Uasin Gishu County.

There were also other pictures of him with his wife Grace in their car, captioned Eliud in Eldoret today.

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