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[PHOTOS] Kenyans celebrate as Eliud Kipchoge makes history

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• Kipchoge ran 4.4 laps of a 9.6 kilometre course.

Youth CS Margaret Kobia, Sports CS Amina Mohamed, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and other supporters at KICC on Saturday, October 12, 2019 to watch as Eliud Kipchoge makes history.
Youth CS Margaret Kobia, Sports CS Amina Mohamed, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi and other supporters at KICC on Saturday, October 12, 2019 to watch as Eliud Kipchoge makes history.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU

Kenyans converged at KICC on Saturday to watch as world record holder Eliud Kipchoge made history by being the first human to run a marathon in under two hours.

There was jubilation as Kipchoge crossed the finish line in 1:59:40.

Sports CS Amina Mohamed and her Youth counterpart Margaret Kobia led Kenyans in celebrating Kipchoge.

Here are sights from KICC.

A fan watches Kipchoge make history
A fan watches Kipchoge make history
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
A baby watches the goings-on during the Ineos challenge viewing at KICC on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
A baby watches the goings-on during the Ineos challenge viewing at KICC on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Image: REUTERS
A fan watches Kipchoge make history
A fan watches Kipchoge make history
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line.
Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line.
Image: REUTERS
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder, celebrates after a successful attempt to run a marathon in under two hours in Vienna, Austria, October 12, 2019.
Fans watch Kipchoge make history
Fans watch Kipchoge make history
A fan watches Kipchoge make history
A fan watches Kipchoge make history
Image: ANDREW KASUKU