World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has unveiled the shoes he will use for this Sunday’s London Marathon .
Kipchoge will be wearing a Kenyan flag-inspired Nike “Alpha fly N% Kenya”, custom made for him for this race.
“The shoes for Sunday’s competition. Inspired by colours of the Kenyan flag, representing (the) great people of this beautiful country and to celebrate one year anniversary of the achievement 1:59:40 in marathon distance by EK,”
Kipchoge posted in his official Facebook page.
The personal details include a green-and-red colourway – a nod to the national flag of Kenya. The shoes also feature the runner’s initials and 1:59:40 – the time he ran in Vienna.
The Kenyan distance running legend became the first man to run the marathon in under two hours after clocking 1:59:40.2 in Vienna.
This Sunday, Kipchoge comes face-to-face with Ethiopia’s distance running great Kenenisa Bekele, who is also the second fastest man in marathon.
There were some complaints after the Ineos 1:59 Challenge with ritics claiming that the shoe had multiple carbon plates and there were calls for it to be banned from competition.