Entered in the elite section, 26-year-old marathon rookie Eliud Too (top) comfortably won the 35th Dublin City Marathon last weekend.
The Kenyan won the race in 2:14:47, earning himself a tidy €10,000 for the effort.
After the win, he eloquently spoke about where that money might go: “We’re 10 in the family. My three sisters are all married. My parents are getting older, and I have many brothers coming behind me, who need to go to school.
“We’re farmers who feed ourselves and we are from humble background. So I will spend the money well.”
During his training in Dublin, Eliud passed by the Guinness factory many times. When he completed the race, his dream came to pass when he visited the factory which is a major tourist attraction in the city.
The Dublin City Marathon was only Eliud’s second marathon race and his second time racing outside Kenya.
His first trip abroad was to the US in May, where he competed in the Indianapolis Half-Marathon and the Cleveland Marathon.
Around 14,600 people took to the streets of Dublin on October 27 for the 35th Dublin Marathon.
Courtesy of standardmedia.co.ke