World marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge during the 3rd Edition ,Eldoret City Marathon in Uasin Gishu County on Sunday 6 June 2021. [Christopher Kipsang,Standard]

A month after delivering a splendid second Olympic marathon title in Japan, Eliud Kipchoge has officially launched the “Eliud Kipchoge Foundation.”

This is the foundation that the world’s fastest marathoner used in supporting at least 600 athletes last year after tough Covid-19 restrictions resulted in suspension of athletics competitions and closure of camps. Yesterday, Kipchoge announced the official launch through his social media pages.

The two time Olympic champion and the first man to run a marathon under two hours said his foundation seeks to give needy children across the world access to knowledge and education.

Kipchoge, an avid reader of books and who also takes part in environmental conservation during his free time said the foundation will help children “grow up into healthy adults in a green and breathing world where forests keep our people safe.”

“I am very grateful to launch my Eliud Kipchoge Foundation. My mission is to give all children in the world access to education,” Kipchoge said.

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