Eliud Kipchoge visits Victor Wanyama following London Marathon win

Eliud Kipchoge and Victor Wanyama
London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge with fellow Kenyan Victor Wanyama of Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Twitter/VictorWanyama

Despite record breaking temperatures on Sunday, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge clinched his third London Marathon win in a time of two hours, four minutes and 17 seconds despite temperatures being the highest in the event’s history.

The 33-year-old who won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Beijing followed up his win with a visit to Hotspur Way as a guest of sports drink Maurten when he got the chance to meet a fellow Kenyan sporting idol, Spurs’ own Victor Wanyama.

Speaking about the Marathon champion, Wanyama said: “Eliud is a big athlete back home. He does a lot for Kenyan sport and we appreciate him. He has a lot of fans and we are always sharing with him how happy we are that he lifts our Kenyan flag so high.”

Eliud was also thrilled to meet the Midfielder, saying: “I am really a fan of his. I watch him every game and he is a very good, inspirational example to the next generation. For the future of Kenya, the youth are so interested in sport. I hope they will come up in his image and learn through his play. I can say that the next generation is being inspired by Victor. Above all, the discipline he carries all over Europe and coming back to Kenya is what inspires every individual from the youth to the older ones. He has made a lot of people love football, especially the Premier League.”