Eliud Kipchoge’s wife, Grace, has revealed that she prayed and fasted for seven days for a miracle to happen in the 2022 Berlin Marathon.
Eliud Kipchoge, two-time Olympics marathon champion broke his own world record yesterday on Sunday September 25 during the Berlin Marathon.
Grace congratulated her husband and thanked God for answering her prayers.
“I congratulate my husband for again making history by lowering his world record time. I was in a prayer mood for the last one week and I fasted for a miracle to happen. I’m happy that victory has come home,”
Kipchoge’s wife and children watching the marathon live on the television from their Eldoret home in Elgon view estate.
Grace went on to state their conversation the night before the race, and of Kipchoge’s expectations.
Kipchoge’s children were also happy and proud of their father’s victory.
“We talked on the eve of the race, and I wished him (Kipchoge) well and gave him my blessings because he wanted to go to bed early. He was calm and he just told me that he wanted to run a beautiful race. The kids are so happy. His victory has motivated them to work even harder in school,” she added.
Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in a time record of 2:01:09, thirty seconds earlier than his own previous record four years ago.