On Saturday our very own long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in the world to run a marathon in less than two hours, a special event dubbed INEOS 1:59 in Vienna, Austria. Kipchoge completed the 26.2-mile challenge in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.
When he crossed the finishing line, he threw his hands around his wife who was waiting on the other end, and a throng of supporters hoisted him up in celebration. Running First-Ever Marathon in 1 hour 59 seconds, Kipchoge broke the world sub two hour marathon barrier.
“I’m the happiest man,” said Kipchoge, upon completion of the race. “No human is limited. You can do it.”
This historic moment for the 34-year-old, threw Kenyans into a frenzy who were blowing up social media with congratulatory messages and trending hashtags #EliudKipchoge #INEOS159, #Ineoschallange, with some referring to him as (Greatest of All Times)GOAT. President Uhuru Kenyatta went ahead to personally congratulated Kipchoge in a statement posted on Twitter.
“You’ve done it, you’ve made history and made Kenya proud while at it,” Kenyatta said. “Your win today will inspire tens of future generations to dream big and to aspire for greatness.”
Kenyans have not had enough of Kipchoge’s historic world record and through a hashtag #EliudTaughtMe they have been sharing what they have learned from Kipchoge and demystified what No Human Is Limited means to them. Some cheeky Kenyans on Twitter, have slipped in hilarious memes into the conversation that will cheer up your Monday.
1.Twitteratis could not go easy on the hug.
— hillary hardy (@hillaryhardy12) October 14, 2019
2. Then someone started getting high on crazy ideas.
— bobby mugambi (@mugambi_97) October 14, 2019
3. Team INEOS 1:59:40 all the way up.
— Mwarango MBS (@mwarango) October 14, 2019
4. Lol, misleaders in the house.
— C.L.E.O.™🇰🇪 (@CleophasJumba) October 14, 2019
5. Those who went through the 8-4-4 system can totally relate.
— ʙ ᴀ ʀ ᴀ ᴢ ᴀ (@ba_baraza) October 14, 2019
6. Beer lovers telling lies about their distant cousin Kipchoge.
Sitting in American bar telling folks hw Eliud and i arq from the same village. How we used to train together running after lions in Amboseli. Infact, if they keep buying, i will tell them how we used to run with twitter to S.A whenever internet was cut out. #EliudTaughtMe pic.twitter.com/gCSHYWGPDE
— Kings Edwin (@akingsedwin) October 14, 2019
7. If you know you know.
— Kennedy, the OG (@kennedytheIV) October 14, 2019
8. True story
Whatever Eliud taught you by Friday you will be back to default settings😂 #EliudTaughtMe
— Phred BaSam🐐 (@Phred_BaSam) October 14, 2019
9. From us to the world.
#EliudTaughtMe that if you ALWAYS COMPETE against YOURSELF; EVERYONE will be wiling to HELP YOU achieve your GOAL👏
Humility ALWAYS goes a long way! pic.twitter.com/CIp612e52L
— Edward Kip Kalya (@Edward_Kalya) October 14, 2019
10. Watu wa literature
— Mark Ronaldo Macharia 🇰🇪 (@RonaldoMacharia) October 14, 2019