Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge was overcome with humility and had to drop out of the winning pack to let other people taste the feeling of winning marathons.
In the greatest show of humility by the first man to run a marathon under 2 hours in the world, Eliud Kipchoge intentionally slowed down to let the mortal men taste the glory of winning a marathon, something he had denied people for many years.
“I had to allow other runners to win. Sometimes you win by letting others win. This is something I had to do to restore faith in humanity.”
The decision was so unexpected to the extent that the media forgot to interview the winners and waited for Kipchoge to finish the race, much to the dismay of the winners.
In the hearts of men, Kipchoge still won the race because Kipchoge always wins. The Ethiopians are also grateful for the good gesture.