Former world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has shared a powerful speech with the 50 youngsters who benefited from the KCB Scholars Athlete Program.
Former world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has not once in his lifetime, shied away from expressing the importance of education.
The five-time Berlin Marathon champion while addressing the 50 students who had received the KCB Scholars Athlete Program during the launch in Eldoret.
The two-time Olympic marathon champion encouraged the youngsters to maintain their focus and only seek advice from relevant people and not just anyone.
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“I want to tell the students that one of the wisest men said that when you decide to set out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left their homes.
“Never seek advice from such…today you are going to school, go and study, and use that opportunity to squeeze those juices from that orange of opportunity that KCB has granted to you.
“Try to be kind to everybody, not because they are kind but because you are. Kindness is the only language that everybody outside the world can understand,” Kipchoge said.
The 39-year-old added that to make it in life, everybody should always get involved in what they want to achieve at the end of the day. He also rebuked laziness and urged the young students to start their process of success.
“To everybody who is here, life is like a bicycle because you must move if you are to get good fortunes. Life is about movement, you wake up in the morning and move.
“As long as you are still living in this country, be like a river, know the reservoir that keeps the water. Talent and education are equal to something that is called an element.
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“If you want to propel your talent, you also need to pursue education. Let no one lie to you, education propels your talent and life starts now. If you want to achieve greater milestones, start now,” Kipchoge said.