The Nandi County Government will build and name a stadium in honour of Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge in recognition of breaking the world marathon record.
The Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang said that they are a building 200 bed Sports complex to be named after Eliud Kipchoge for setting a new record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin.
“We are in the process of building a new sports complex to be named Eliud Kipchoge Sports Complex which will accommodate the athletes as they train and prepare for events in Nandi,” said Sang.
The Governor said other facilities will be built and named after the Berlin Marathon women’s champion and course record holder Gladys Cherono and Amos Kipruto who finished second behind Kipchoge because of their good performance.
“I really want to thank the County Government of Nandi for recognizing our good performance in sports,” said Kipchoge.
The three athletes were later rewarded with heifers by the County Government at a breakfast meeting where he hosted Kipchoge, Cherono and Kipruto.
“We are here today to appreciate Kipchoge for his sterling performance in breaking the world marathon record. In return the County Government of Nandi will continue supporting the athletes through facilitation of equipment and better facilities,” said Sang.