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Laikipia University has granted world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge a Doctorate Degree in Science in its Seventh Graduation ceremony held on Friday.

According to the institution’s Vice Chancellor Prof Kibet Rotich, Eliud Kipchoge was awarded due to his commitment in sports and being a marathon record-holder.

Prof Kibet confirmed that Eliud Kipchoge was recommended by the Laikipia University Senate and approved by the University Council.

“The University Senate recognized Kipchoge’s contributions in the field of sports. As an institution our niche areas are sports science and management,” he said.

Elid Kipchoge praised the University for its commitment to promoting sports.

“I am happy for the recognition by the university, it is a big recognition and it’s among the biggest recognition on my neck apart from my medals. It is not for me, it’s for the youths, it’s for our kids to know that no human is limited. I’m also happy that Laikipia University is recognising running and you know that running is the only profession that you can get freedom because in other profession you are a slave.’’ Said Kipchoge.

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