US based GQ magazine is one of the prestigious outlets in the world and in it’s latest issue is the greatest marathoner of all time, Eliud Kipchoge.
Eliud Kipchoge, 35 year old Kenyan Olympic champion and history making marathon runner has been featured on the April 2020 issue of GQ.
The April issue boasts of a well written piece about Kipchoge by a Brooklyn based writer Knox Robinson and stunning pictures of the father of three at the Global Sports Communication Training Camp in Kaptagat.
The article explores Kipchoge’s world and how he ran a marathon in under two hours in October 2019, in Vienna, Austria, as reported by The Sauce.
The writer tackles everything from Kipchoge’s history, training schedule, mindset and squashes the thoughts that the Nike shoes that the marathon runner wore during the Ineos 1:59 challenge gave him an unfair advantage.
“But amid all the talk about pacers and Alphaflys, it was easy to forget what it was that got Kipchoge into the ballpark of two hours in the first place: spending six days a week for nearly two decades in his camp’s monastic seclusion, ” writes Robinson.
In the pictures, Kipchoge is wearing some of the world’s most luxurious brands from Fendi Men, Gucci, Gorgio Armani, Dior Men, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Roches to Manolo Blahnik.
He was photographed by Fanny Latour-Lambert, styled by Mobolaji Dawodu with the help of Kenyan stylists Ian Aketch and Rafael Mutua for Brian Babu styling .The tailoring was by Stephen Otieno Ounga.
GQ has over the years featured the best of the best in their monthly issues. Some of the Sportsmen who have graced the magazine in the past include the late NBA icon Kobe Bryant, former football star David Beckham, Fastest man on earth Usain Bolt and professional boxer Anthony Joshua just to name a few.