Plans are underway to give celebrated athletics legend Eliud Kipchoge a befitting welcome and cement his legacy in as special way upon his return from Vienna, Austria.
Speaking shortly after Kipchoge set history as the first person to run a marathon in under 2 hours, Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno revealed that he would be given a heroe’s welcome befitting his status and a road named after him.
“We will of course name a street in honour of (Eliud) Kipchoge because he has brought a lot of joy to our county,” Chemno confirmend.
The Deputy governor who was among thousands of Kenyans who followed the live event along the Nairobi-Uganda also urged the government to finalize the construction works of the incomplete Kipchoge Keino stadium.
“We are currently working on the 64 Stadium and would like to urge the national government to expedite the works on Kipchoge Keino Stadium,” he added.
His proposal came after Eliud won the INEOS 1:59 challenge, in a record time of 1:59:40, making him the first person in the world to finish a marathon in less than two hours.
He is the latest to add his voice to the growing debate to honour one of Kenya’s most decorated athlete.
Kenyans were not impressed with Dennis Itumbi after he joined in the celebrating Eliud Kipchoge's victory at the INEOS 1:59 challenge held in Vienna, proposing an award for the legend.
Taking to Twitter, netizens had no mercy for Itumbi after he recommended Eliud Kiochoge for a Presidential award.
Itumbi posted a tweet stating that the legend deserved a CGH, (Chief of The Golden Hearts) awards, the highest medal that Kenya reserved for its finest sons and daughters.
The proposal angered Kenyans, who came out to rebuke him saying that the award would reduce him to the level of Githeri Man and Robert Alai.