Kipchoge Quietly Jets Back After Historic Race

  • Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge quietly jetted back into the country, on the morning of Wednesday, October 16, after an impressive show in Vienna.

    The champion arrived in Kenya at around 6:18 a.m. without the pomp and glamour that he left with on Monday, October 7, reports by Daily Nation and Citizen Digital indicated.

    He arrived aboard a Kenya Airways flight.

    "Honoured to fly our champion, Eliud Kipchoge, home from Amsterdam. The Pride is so proud of you," shared the national airline with photos of the Kipchoge and their crew.

    Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge (in black) with crew members from Kenya Airways during his trip from Vienna on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

    Kipchoge returns roughly three days since shattering the INEOS Challenge where he became the first human to run the 42km marathon in under 2 hours.

    The marathoner jetted in a few hours after his wife, children and pacesetters arrived in the country on Tuesday, October 15.

    The team was received at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by West-Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo.

    The pacemakers revealed that they had been challenged by Kipchoge's enthusiasm throughout the whole operation.

    "We formed a V-shape and we were not supposed to slow down. We maintained the pace all through the race. Our colleagues who were behind Kipchoge were expected to keep the rhythm of the race.

    "It was a big project. After the race, Kipchoge thanked the entire team of 41 pacemakers and the more than 150 people who gave technical support," one of the pacemakers Augustine Choge stated.

    Below is the video of Kipchoge's wife, children and pacemakers arriving back into the country: