As Kenyans celebrate Kipchoge's win, Grace is a proud wife. One, for an answered prayer, and two, for being married to the greatest of all time.
They say he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord Eliud is indeed a favored man.
Speaking to Nation, Grace revealed that, for the past week, she was on her knees pushing the agenda.
“I congratulate my husband for again making history by lowering his world record time. I was in a prayer mood for the last week, and I fasted for a miracle to happen. I’m happy that victory has come home,” she said.
Giving details on his state before the race, Grace stated that Kipchoge was calm, and he desired to run a beautiful race.
“We talked on the eve of the race, and I wished him (Kipchoge) well and gave him my blessings because he wanted to go to bed early. He was calm and he just told me that he wanted to run a beautiful race."
Grace also added that their three children Lynn, Griffin, and Gordon are stirred to see their father conquer odds. He is inspiring them to keep doing well in school.
The kids are so happy. His victory has motivated them to work even harder in school.”
Grace and Kipchoge met in 2003. They were introduced to each other by Grace's brother. The couple attended the same primary and secondary school.
The two began dating in 2003 - a time when Kipchoge won gold in his first World Championship marathon in Paris
On Sunday, Kipchoge recorded a time of 2:01:09 to win the Berlin Marathon, 30 seconds faster than his previous record.
He first put a record of 2:01:39 in the 2018 Berlin Marathon and was single-minded about winging it.
Kipchoge in a post-marathon interview said his original goal time was closer to 60:50 or 60:40. However, his legs felt strong, so he decided to go for two hours instead.