Kenyans angered by Daily Mail article undermining Kipchoge’s London win

Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon time ever to clinch his fourth London Marathon/COURTESY

The controversial article published by Daily Mail Online in the wake of Kipchoge’s win on Sunday’s London Marathon has attracted the wrath of Kenyans even as the rest of the world continue to celebrate Kenyan athletes.

The article, “ The evolution of marathon running in recent years is troubling. it’s hard not to question the elite in the £1bn race,” published on Sunday by Daily Mail puts in doubt Kipchoges’s record.

The article raises concerns over the shoe by Nike Kipchoge used during the London marathon whether it amounts to technological doping. 

The article further puts Kipchoge’s title under question because his native country Kenya is facing a major doping crisis with a direct attack to half marathon world record holder Abraham Kiptum who was suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit for an Athlete Biological Passport violation prior to the competition.

Here is the article…

 “The evolution of marathon running in recent years is troubling… it’s hard not to question the elite in the £1bn race,”

In the race, Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon time ever to clinch his fourth London Marathon title on Sunday, ahead of Britain’s Mo Farah who struggled in fifth, while Brigid Kosgei impressed to win the women’s race making Kenya’s star shine brightest in the English capital

Here are reactions of Kenyans on Twitter with tweets directed at Daily Mail Online

Kenyans on Twitter(KOT) used the hash tag, #SomeoneTell @MailOnline to tell off Daily Mail.

One member identified as Robin Njogu, tweeted.
Robin Njogu
@robinnjogu
#SomeoneTell @MailOnline that this article is essentially a mix of balderdash and poppycock wrapped in pure rubbish. What if @Mo_Farah wo
It’s hard not to question the elite in the £1billion
#LondonMarathon mol.im/a/6969699
@Matt_Lawton_DM @EliudKipchoge
14 10:48 AM – Apr 29, 2019

Another member, Fred Muitiriri wrote.
Muitiriri
@FredMuitiriri
#SomeoneTell @MailOnline
Kenya is no longer your colony.
Mau Mau defeated you, and our athletes are cementing just that on your streets.
Shame shame shame.

Gor Ogutu
@IAmOgutu
#SomeoneTell @DailyMailUK that Kenyans are and remain genetically better wired to win resilience races and we are not apologetic. It’s a kind of black supremacy you must learn to live with.

 

 

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