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Kenyans shower Kipchoge with praise after Olympic win

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Eliud Kipchoge. (Courtesy)

Eliud Kipchoge has made Kenyans proud after successfully defending his Olympic marathon title in Tokyo, Japan.

On Sunday morning, Kipchoge stormed to gold after winning the Olympic men’s marathon in two hours, eight minutes and 38 seconds, giving Kenya a total of four gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

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The 36-year-old marathoner has now won two consecutive Olympic Gold medals in the Men’s Marathon after winning the 2016 race in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.

Taking to Twitter to celebrate his win, Kipchoge wrote: “The Olympic dream is a special dream. For every athlete here it has taken a lifetime of preparation to get to this point. Today I lived my Olympic dream. I always say that sport is like life, whereby you can win and lose. But today was a day where I won.”

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He added: “I can say I successfully defended my Olympic title. I want to share thanks to the people of Japan and the Olympic organisation for doing an incredible job in making these Olympics happen. A running world is a happy world.”

Kenyans on social media were quick to react to Kipchoge’s win and here’s most of them had to say; 


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