Thika MP’s message to Kenyans after Kipchoge’s record-breaking fete in Vienna.

Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina joins DP William Ruto, his wife Rachael and other leaders in congratulating Eliud Kipchoge after running the 42-km marathon in under 2 hours, thus breaking the world record. 
Thika Town MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina has described Saturday’s heroic performance by Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge as a true reflection of self- belief, being visionary, determined and dedicated.

In an exclusive phone interview with Thika Town Today (3T) form Vienna, Austria, Wainaina congratulated Kipchoge for rewriting history after completing a 42-kilometre marathon in 1:59:40 at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, describing the race as one that was meant to challenge human beings in their day-to-day endeavours.

“In Kipchoge’s own words, ‘Nature cannot allow all human beings to think in one direction.’ His performance should be an inspiration to everybody and a message that no one is limited,” said Wainaina.

The Thika legislator added that lessons learnt on Saturday applied in all spheres of life and it never mattered what other people said about you but what we ourselves believed in.

“His victory reminds me of my own personal journey to where I am today. It’s about hard work, dedication and being focused to one’s goals and never getting deviated by external forces,” he said.

“Our youth should learn to set very high but achievable targets and work extra hard to accomplish those goals no matter the challenges that come in their way,” he said.

Noting that success was ever given on a silver platter, Wainaina appealed to Kenyans to always surround themselves with only those who supported them in their missions, in the same manner that Kipchoge’s pacesetters did to help him achieve his dream of doing the marathon in under 2 hours.

The MP also emphasised the need to nurture talents through promotion of sports, development of talent academies and supporting the Competency based Curriculum (CBC) introduced recently by the government.

“Kipchoge has thrown to us this very enormous challenge – Aspire to Inspire. There are so many lessons that as a country we can pick up and utilise in all aspects of life. We need not take it for granted that the whole world was watching Kenya,” Wainaina concluded.

Wainaina was among a host of other leaders from Kenya who had gone to offer moral support to Kipchoge in Austria.

Others included the Deputy President William Ruto and Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago.
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