The 30-day movement will kick-start on Saturday while registrations will continue till September 11.(Getty Images)
The 30-day movement will kick-start on Saturday while registrations will continue till September 11.(Getty Images)

Olympic marathon champion Kipchoge named ambassador for ‘Run as One’

Kipchoge became the first man on the planet to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours.
PTI | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:41 PM IST

Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was on Friday named the ambassador of the fund-raising initiative “Sunfeast India Run As One”, starting on Saturday.

Kipchoge became the first man on the planet to cover the marathon distance in less than two hours. The 35-year-old clocked 1:59:40 to create an athletic spectacle in Vienna, thus elevating his credentials as the world’s greatest marathoner.

“India is very close to my heart and I have had the opportunity to witness the warmth and hospitality of this beautiful nation,” Kipchoge was quoted as saying in a media release.

“The idea of helping people through running or walking or jogging, is a thoughtful way of engaging people for a good cause. And this is the reason I have joined Sunfeast India Run as One as its Ambassador.”

The “virtual event” will support people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with the citizen-led movement bringing together people of 28 states and eight union territories. The 30-day movement will kick-start on Saturday while registrations will continue till September 11.

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