INEOS 1:59 Challenge: AS Roma forced to tweet in Swahili after viral Eliud Kipchoge post
- Eliud Kipchoge became the first runner to complete a marathon in under two hours
- The Kenyan staged an epic run in Vienna to clock an incredible 1:59:40
- AS Roma were among the top clubs who paid tributes to the 34-year-old following the historic event
Italian giants, AS Roma, were on Saturday, October 12, left with no choice to not only learn, but also tweet some Swahili.
Just moments after Eliud Kipchoge shattering the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna, Austria, everyone took to social media to praise the 34-year-old for defying all odds to ink his name in history books.
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With his arms outstretched, Kipchoge waved to the jubilant crowds as he buoyantly sprinted over the line clocking an impressive one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds.
The incredible run dubbed INEOS 1:59 Challenge saw him become the first runner in history to finish a marathon in under two hours.
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And AS Roma were among the top football clubs who took time out to laud the world marathon record holder, tweeting a footage of him being serenaded by exuberant fans at the finish line with a caption that included emojis of the Kenyan flag.
In one of the replies in the viral tweet, a Twitter user, @churchillombima, cheekily challenged Roma's admin to respond to "wamlambez."
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"Admin, if you don’t know how to answer me after i say Wamlambez, you can’t be using our flag. So, WAMLAMBEZ," he tweeted.
But in complete contrast of what they had been asked, Roma retorted: "Leo Kenya wote wanajivunia yeye ni mkenya."
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This loosely translated to: "Today, all Kenyans are proud of him (Eliud Kipchoge) for being Kenyan."
The response in Swahili left everyone in awe, with one asking the club to start running a separate Twitter account distinctively in the language.
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Non-committal to the request, Roma instead signed out in hilarious fashion, thanking everyone for helping them learn some Swahili.
"Admin amefurahi, asante wote, mnanifundisha swahili. Lala salama," the Italian side tweeted.
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