Celebrated Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been featured in April’s edition of the prestigious US men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine, GQ.
Kipchoge, who made history last year after finishing a marathon in under two hours, becomes the first Kenyan to be featured on the coveted New York-based magazine.
The feature dubbed “How Kipchoge broke running’s mythic barrier” highlights the story of the 34-year-old world men’s marathon record holder.
In between the feature are photos of Kipchoge wearing different expensive designs that fashion has to offer. The photos went viral on social media on Monday, leaving Kenyans online excited.
In one of the photos taken in his rural home in Nandi County, Kipchoge is donning an ankle-long camel coat by Christian Dior. The coat has a price tag of Sh650,000 ($6,500).
In another photo, he is dressed in a $5,000 suit and a $500 shirt by Brunello Cucinelli, a $490 belt and some sneakers by Nike.
A separate photo shows him wearing tan leather pants by Gucci valued at $5,200, $900 sunglasses by Jacques Mage and a summer shirt by Hermes worth $1,800.
Kipchoge was dressed by Nigerian-American fashion stylist Mobolaji Dawodu, who is GQ magazine’s fashion director.