Two-time marathon Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been honored by his sponsors Nike with a running track named after him in the European headquarters in the Netherlands. Nike further unveiled an Eliud Kipchoge statue at its main headquarters the Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Kipchoge took to his X platform, formerly Twitter, to express his gratitude to his sponsors going down memory lane from the day Nike partnered with him.
“Twenty years ago, Nike and I became partners in running. Since 2003, Nike has played a crucial role in my career, providing inspiration and innovation,” the statement read.
The 38-year-old further went on to announce the unveiling of the track and statue in his name.
“We unveiled the Eliud Kipchoge Track at the Nike European Headquarters in the Netherlands, while at the same time, Nike revealed a statue of me at the headquarters in Beaverton. Thank you Nike for the great partnership, together we run as one,” he noted.
Since he partnered with Nike, Kipchoge has marked tremendous milestones in his career from winning two Olympic titles in the marathon to becoming the first man in history to win the Berlin Marathon five times.
He further became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours On 12 October 2019 in Vienna, Austria in an unofficial marathon dubbed The Ineos 1:59 Challenge. Kipchoge is also a four-time London Marathon champion. He also managed to break the marathon world record twice.