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Nike commissions Kipchoge bronze statue at its HQ & renames facility after him

Kipchoge, known as "the philosopher" in international sporting circles for his strategy and concentration in running, has won in 10 editions of four major marathons, including London and Berlin four times each.

Nike has unveiled a bronze statue of Eliud Kipchoge at its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

Nike has unveiled a bronze statue of Eliud Kipchoge at its headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

The statue commemorates Kipchoge's accomplishments in athletics.

Kipchoge is widely considered the world's greatest marathoner, having won marathons in Chicago, Berlin, and London, as well as two Olympic medals in the 5,000 meters.

The statue, created by American artist Alison Caswell in collaboration with Nike, depicts Kipchoge in his signature running pose.

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Nike also renamed the track at its Nike European Headquarters the “Eliud Kipchoge Track & Field.”

The facility was renovated to expand the number of lanes and modernize the track surface.

In October, Eliud Kipchoge was also awarded the prestigious Princess of Asturias Sports Award for 2023.

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The award ceremony took place on Friday, October 20, in Oviedo, Spain and was presided over by Spain’s Royal Family.

Awardees of the annual Princess of Asturias Award each get $53,000 (Sh7.9 million), a sculpture expressly created for the awards as well as a certificate.

In his acceptance speech, Kipchoge expressed deep honour and gratitude for being acknowledged with the Princess of Asturias Award.

He said that for him, running is more than a mere act of physical movement, but a way to unite the world.

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We can only achieve greatness if we fully believe that there is nothing holding us back. There are no limits, just what our mind tricks us to believe. So, I urge to you see the world this way.

“To see the world without limits and to see all that is possible. A running world is a happy world. A running world is a united world,” he said.

Kipchoge, known as "the philosopher" in international sporting circles for his strategy and concentration in running, has won in 10 editions of four major marathons, including London and Berlin four times each.

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