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Kenya Honours Athlete Kipchoge As It Celebrates Its Heroes

President Uhuru Kenyatta has awarded athlete Eliud Kipchoge the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya during national Mashujaa Day celebrations. Kipchoge, who became the first man to run a full marathon under two hours on October 12 during the "INEOS 1:59 Challenge", is the first Kenyan sports personality to receive the award. Thousands trooped into the newly renovated Mama Ngina Waterfront Park in Mombasa to celebrate the day, which honours the country's heroes and heroines.

President Uhuru Kenyatta greets world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge during the 10th Mashujaa Day fete at the Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa County on October 20, 2019. PHOTO | PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the public at the Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa County where the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations took place on October 20, 2019.

The Kenya Navy fires a 21-gun salute at the Indian Ocean during the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa County on October 20, 2019.

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