Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon Sunday 28th April, 2019, to become the first man to win the event four times and set a new course record in the process.
Kipchoge retained the London Marathon title in a time of 2:02:37 ahead of Ethiopian Mosinet Gemerew.
In the ladies category, Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the 2019 women’s London Marathon clocking 2:18:20 beating Vivian Cheruiyot who came in second in a time of 2:20:13.
The Council of Governors has joined other Kenyans and individuals from other parts of the world to congratulate the duo. Below is the congratulatory message;
“COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO ELUID KIPCHOGE FOR WINNING THE LONDON MARATHON.
I take this opportunity to congratulate our very own Eluid Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for winning the London Marathon race in the male and female categories respectively. You have outdone your previous record, and this has left us very proud as Kenyans.
The news of your achievement has come as a great delight to all of us, especially as County Governments. All your hard work, commitment and practice has paid off. You are true legends and inspiration to us all!
On behalf of the Council of Governors and all the 47 County Governments, congratulate both of you and all the athletes representing Kenya for a job well done. We are very pleased on your well-earned success.”
H.E. Hon. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, EGH, CGJ
CHAIRMAN, COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS