Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta donates $1 million to Eliud Kipchoge, the World’s greatest Marathoner to realise his dream to build a library in his village

Uhuru awards Eliud Kipchoge with the highest civilian award
  • On Friday, Education CS George Magoha delivered the cheque at the world marathon record holder's home village at Kapsisiywa in Nandi county.
  • Kipchoge loves reading and his literary tastes range from Aristotle to sports biographies to self-help manuals. 
  • On October 12th, Kipchoge made history as the first man to run a marathon under two hours when he clocked 1:59:40 at the “Ineos 1:59 Challenge” in Vienna, Austria.

The world’s greatest Marathoner ever, Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge, dream to build a library and school complex, is slowly making fruition.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated Sh100 million ($1 million) towards Kipchoge’s dream.

On Friday, Education CS George Magoha delivered the cheque at the world marathon record holder's home village at Kapsisiywa in Nandi county.

"President Kenyatta has to day given out Sh100 million to build a new library in honour of what Kipchoge did for Kenya," the CS said.

The CS stated the President would personally visit the school and have it commissioned within the next six months.

On October 12th, Kipchoge made history as the first man to run a marathon under two hours when he clocked 1:59:40 at the “Ineos 1:59 Challenge” in Vienna, Austria.

On a personal note, Kipchoge loves reading and his literary tastes range from Aristotle to sports biographies to self-help manuals.

“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen R. Covey, is one of his favourites.

Whenever he reads — often in the library at his team’s training camp — he keeps a notebook handy so that he can take notes.

“When you write, then you remember,” Kipchoge said.

During 2019, Mashujaa day celebrations President Kenyatta awarded Kipchoge with the highest civilian state commendation - the Elder of the Order of Golden Heart (EGH).

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