THIS will not be the end of the road for Eliud Kipchoge.
Far from it.
As a global ambassador for The Daily Mile, he plans to continue spreading the word about the importance of running – and inspire children around the world to be more active.
“A running world is a peaceful world and a happy world,” he said.
Earlier this year, the Kenyan father-of-three visited a school in Britain to run The Daily Mile with the children. It is a simple initiative which involves every child going outside for just 15 minutes to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates.
Afterwards, the children asked Eliud about footwear, nutrition, sleep, his passion for running – and why he could run so fast.
The Daily Mile was founded in 2012 by Scottish headteacher Elaine Wyllie, who was worried about her unfit pupils.
Today about 1.8 million children from more than 8,600 schools in 65 countries now regularly run or walk for 15 minutes every day.
A number of research studies have shown that children, who do The Daily Mile, are fitter, leaner, healthier and happier and more eager to learn when they return to their desks.
It comes as no surprise to Eliud – and that’s why he is keen to use the legacy from the INEOS 1:59 Challenge to encourage every child around the world to think about their health and wellbeing – and start running.
The Daily Mile Foundation is backed by INEOS.