Kipchoge's Response to International Journalist Leaves Crowd in Stitches [VIDEO]

  • Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after winning the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria on October 13, 2019. File
  • Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge left a crowd in stitches after giving tactful response to international journalists.

    After winning the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, the 34-year-old athlete had a post-race press conference where he gave journalists from different media houses a chance to ask him questions.

    As he was speaking, a reporter from the New Yorker asked him why he looked distraught midway through the race.

    Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, Eliud Kipchoge, Deputy President William Ruto among others at the INEOS Challenge after-party October 12, 2019.
    Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, Eliud Kipchoge, Deputy President William Ruto among others at the INEOS Challenge after-party October 12, 2019.

    "Congratulations Eliud. The moment around halfway, it looked as if you were feeling a little bit uncomfortable for a little period.

    "Is that true or did you have a moment in the race where you felt uncomfortable and if so, how did you prove resilient to that," he posed.

    Kipchoge simply stated that "it's untrue." His answer could have implied that the reporter had his wild imaginations.

    Those who had gathered in the room bust out in laughter after his response. 

    Billionaire James Arthur Radcliffe, who was seated next to Kipchoge chimed in and told him that his joke was good.

    Watch the video below: