Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga led Kenyans in congratulating world half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir on her Saturday victory during the world half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland.
Odinga and Olunga led Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, Nandi governor Stephen Sang, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen amiong others following her victory with a world record of 65:16.
Odinga on his official twitter account @RailaOdinga wrote: Congratulations Peres Jepchirchirchir on the great effort and breaking the women’s only half marathon world record in Gdynia, Poland. The entire Kenyan nation is proud of you. Hongera.
Olunga, who plays for Kashiwa Reysol in Japanese League One on official twitter account @OgadaOlunga said: “Congratulations Peres Jepchirchir on winning the 2020 #worldHalfMarathon.”
murkomen twitter @Kipmurkomen wrote: “Congratulations Peres Jepchirchir for winning the 2020 #worldHalfMarathon. Great stuff.
Her governor back st her Nandi County Stephen Sang @Araap_sang wrote: “congratulations to our own Peres Jepchirchir for breaking the world half marathon record and winning Kenya gold at the #worldhalfmarathon championships in Poland. As kenyans and ‘Source of Champions’ we are eleted by your success. Hongera.
Nairobi Governor Sonko @MikeSonko congratulated Peres saying: “Hongera to Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir for breaking the women 2020 half marathon world record in Poland. We are proud of you. #worldhalfmarathon.