Kenyans who were hoping to receive Eliud Kipchoge in a grand celebration were disappointed when it emerged that he had quietly sneaked back into the country.
Kipchoge who became the world’s fastest marathoner when he ran a marathon in 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 40 seconds in the historic INEOS 1:59 Challenge on Saturday outwitted fans who were eagerly awaiting a large welcome party.
He arrived in the country today morning after a victorious visit to Vienna.
The historic challenge took place in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.
His return was only announced by Kenya Airways which went on Twitter to announce that Kipchoge was flying home from Amsterdam on a Kenya Airways flight.
Eliud and Kipchoge flew from Vienna to the Netherlands and then to Kenya.
During his historic race, Kipchoge was flanked by 41 pacemakers, who took turns setting the pace for the marathon runner. Only when he was down to the last mile did the pacemakers step back and allow the Marathon champion to sprint to the finish.
Kipchoge has now earned his own place in the Guinness Book of World Records for his historic feat in running a marathon within less than two hours.
Nandi residents can expect to see him at the Ndalat Gaa Cross Country meet where he will be appearing as a guest.