Prince Harry Joins World in Celebrating Eliud Kipchoge, Brigid Kosgei

  • Moments after compatriots Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei made history in the 2019 London Marathon, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, joined the World in celebrating the Kenyan athletes.

    In photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Prince Harry went ahead to pose photo with the two who won the men's and women's elite runners categories respectively.

    Sports CS Amina Mohamed who was accompanying the Kenyan team tweeted, "It was absolutely magical to witness Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgey cross the finish line to win the #LondonMarathon2019 titles in London.

    "Our approach to sports management remains firmly anchored on the athletes. #team254inLondon #TwendeKazi," Amina added.

    Kipchoge won the men’s elite race clocking 2:03:37 while Brigid Kosgei and her compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot clocked 2:18:20 and 2:20:14 in a position 1-2 Kenyan win.

    Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior celebrated Kipchoge as "The King... The man who runs as if he is walking in the park ".

    President Uhuru Kenyatta equally congratulated #TeamKenya for the excellent performance at the #LondonMarathon.

    "Well done Eliud Kipchoge, Brigid Kosgei and Vivian Cheruiyot for a great finish in your respective races, we are so proud of you for flying the Kenyan flag high," the President tweeted through the State House Twitter handle.

    On his part, Deputy President William Ruto stated "Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge for an energetic, dominant and electrifying display to win the #LondonMarathon and cementing his status as one of the greatest marathoners of all time. We savour a fantastic victory".

    Governor Hassan Joho ‏equally congratulated the Kenyan team on their win.

    "History Made! Congratulations greatest marathoner of all times, World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge for becoming the first man to win four London Marathons!  Great applause to Brigid Kosgei and Vivian Cheruiyot for coming first and second respectively. Proudly Kenyan," the Mombasa County chief stated.