President Kenyatta has today led Kenyans in cheering Kenya’s King of athlete; Eliud Kipchoge. This comes after Kipchoge emerged winner in the International Association of Athletics Federations competition as the Male athlete of the year.
It is indeed a good year for the man Eliud Kipchoge as he was named Kenya’s UN person of the year earlier in October.
Kenya is proud of a athlete who has had back to back achievements and is flying the national flag higher in the athlete sector.
He has shown a sense of discipline, commitment and is one of key role models in the country.
President Kenyatta took pride in the winning of the athlete as he noted that his supremacy in the athlete world has made him one of the greatest icons and ensured that Kenya retains its reputation as a world leader in athletes.
Kenyan celebrated athlete and London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was competing for this award with his his rivals; Timothy Cheruiyot and Emmanuel Korir among other nominees from different parts of the globe.
Kipchoge sets yet another record; he has bagged three awards towards the end of the year from breaking the record in the Berlin marathon to more winning.
The athlete has cemented his status as a world star and Kenyans are impressed by his enthusiasm ad focus in the athlete world.
Congratulations @EliudKipchoge for winning the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award. Your dominance in the marathon has not only propelled you to the history books of icons, but has also ensured Kenya ?? remains a world leader in Athletics. We are very proud of you.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) December 5, 2018
Eliud Kipchoge has earned himself many titles and the Deputy President William Ruto lauded him for his prowess, consistency, tact, endurance, dominance and strength of character.
High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa; Raila Odinga also came through to send his congratulatory message and urged the athlete to continue inspiring the youth.
Congratulations @EliudKipchoge on being named the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year last night after setting the marathon world record in Berlin earlier this year. You have done kenya ?? proud. Keep inspiring our youth.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) December 5, 2018
Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge for being named IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2018 at awards ceremony in Monaco. A legend of the game, Kipchoge deserves the highest accolade for his prowess, consistency, tact, endurance, dominance and strength of character. #AthleticsAwards pic.twitter.com/1t7RGS3kw6
— William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) December 4, 2018
Have a look at some of the reactions from Kenyans.
Proud of this guy for his good work,,,congratulations Eliud kipchoge,
— Alfred Mutuku (@AlfredM73562669) December 5, 2018
— Jeff Koinange, MBS (@KoinangeJeff) December 5, 2018