- Madowo took to social media with a photo of him and Kipchoge holding the pair of sneakers.
- He asked his followers to suggest ways he can use to preserve the sneakers.
CNN journalist Larry Madowo expressed his excitement while showing off sneakers signed by the World's greatest Marathoner Eliud Kiopchoge.
Madowo took to social media with a photo of him and Kipchoge holding the pair of sneakers.
He asked his followers to suggest ways he can use to preserve the sneakers.
"Who has a glass case I can use to show off these signed by the Eliud Kipchoge? I’ve never worn them and now I never will!" He said.
In September, Kipchoge partnered with Nike and launched a footwear and apparel collection dubbed ‘EK Umoja’.
The apparel collection consists of eight distinct pieces that sum up the World Champion’s legacy and mindset according to the manufacturer, Nike.
‘Umoja’ means ‘unity’ in Swahili, and the collection pays tribute to the immense impact the champion has had on the running community.
Kipchoge cited the collection as a representation of work done together with the running community.
“Umoja stands for Unity in my native Swahili. This collection represents the work done together as a running family and community,” the double Olympic Marathon champion and World Marathon record holder said.
The collection includes five Nike running footwear silhouettes - the Nike Alphafly 2, Nike Vaporfly 3, Nike Zoom Fly 5, Pegasus 40 and Nike Victory track spike.
The apparel line includes the Nike Windrunner jacket, Nike Rise 365 tee, Nike Stride 7-inch short and a Nike Dri-FIT tee.
The Nike Windrunner jacket retails at Sh19,492, the Nike Rise 365 tee at Sh5,775), the Nike Stride 7-inch short retails at Sh 10,107 and the Nike Dri-FIT tee goes for Sh5,775.
The Nike Alphafly retails at Sh39, 706, the Nike Vaporfly at Sh36, 096, the Nike Zoom Fly 5 is for Sh 23,101 and the Pegsus 40 retails at Sh18, 770.
Both footwear and clothing feature the distinctive EK branding along with the champion's most cherished mantra – “No Human is Limited”.
The launch was in anticipation of the September 24, Berlin Marathon race.
Kiopchoge maintained his winning streak after clocking 2:02:42 making him the first runner to have won the Berlin Marathon five times.
He is the current holder of the marathon world record, which he set with a finish time of 2:01:09.
Kipchoge claimed his first individual world championship title in 2003 by winning the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships and setting a world junior record over 5000 m on the track.