Eliud Kipchoge Makes a Quiet Return After Historic Feat

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Kenya's world record holder Eliud Kipchoge made a quiet entry into the country in the early hours of Wednesday from the historic expedition that shocked the world and science on Saturday in Vienna.

Kipchoge became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours after clocking 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40sec in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge staged in Vienna.

"Honoured to fly our CHAMPION @eliudkipchoge home from Amsterdam. The Pride is so proud of you! #ChampionOnBoard #NoHumanIsLimited," Kenya Airways tweeted on Wednesday.

Kipchoge had flown to the Netherlands with his manager Jos Hermerns where he was expected to stay for a while as he recovers after the historic run in Vienna.

This did not come as a surprise to those who know the 34-year-old. His close friends and family say he is a humble man while likes to keep it simple.

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Timothy Omondi