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Marathon world record holder Kipchoge gifted brand new Isuzu D-Max

By MWENDE KASUJJA September 27th, 2018 1 min read

Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been gifted a brand Isuzu D-Max by Isuzu East Africa as a reward for breaking the marathon world record two weeks ago in Berlin.

The marathoner, who is Isuzu D-Max Brand Ambassador, received his gift on Thursday afternoon at the Eldoret Sports Club.

The marathoner renewed his ambassadorial contract with the company before heading to Berlin and it was during the signing ceremony that the promise was made.

Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kimetto by a massive one minutes and 16 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 01 minute and 39 seconds to retain his BMW Berlin Marathon title.

“Today is a crucial day for me as the D-Max Brand Ambassador, as Isuzu is awarding me with a brand new D-Max for my performance at the Berlin Marathon. I can proudly say they have been an extra leg to me as they have been facilitating my movement since the beginning of our partnership,” Kipchoge said during the presentation.

“Eliud’s character, his resilience, his endurance and his performance is aligned with our core values as a company. We are extremely proud to be associated with him,” said Rita Kavashe, the Managing Director, Isuzu EA

When Kipchoge broke the old record in Berlin, Isuzu organized a public viewing of the race and when triumphed they started scouting for the best body colors befitting a world record holder.

Early this week, Kipchoge was hosted for breakfast by Nandi governor Stephen Sang who announced plans to name a sports complex after him.