Barack Obama is tweeting about marathoning

Obama called out Kipchoge and Kosgei for their remarkable achievements over the weekend

October 14th, 2019 by | Posted in The Scene | Tags: , , , ,

This past weekend has been one of the most impressive running weekends in history. Eliud Kipchoge became the first person to run under two hours for the marathon and Brigid Kosgei broke one of the most difficult records in the books, the women’s marathon world record.

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This world record-breaking running caught Barack Obama’s attention and on Sunday he tweeted, “Yesterday, marathoner Eliud Kipchoge became the first ever to break two hours. Today in Chicago, Brigid Kosgei set a new women’s world record. Staggering achievements on their own, they’re also remarkable examples of humanity’s ability to endure–keep raising the bar.”

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Monday morning, Kipchoge responded: “Dear Mr. Obama, thank you for your special words. In life we hope to inspire others, thank you for inspiring me. It would be my greatest honour if we could meet, and discuss how we can make this world a running world.”