'Kanye West please come outside'- Mixed reactions to Eliud Kipchoge's outfit during Nike's Olympics kit launch

'Kanye West please come outside'- Mixed reactions to Eliud Kipchoge's outfit during Nike's Olympics kit launch

Mark Kinyanjui 13:00 - 12.04.2024

Eliud Kipchoge was featured as a model by Nike wearing a bold black ensemble, evoking the signature style of acclaimed rapper Kanye West, which prompted mixed reactions from fans.

Eliud Kipchoge, renowned world marathon champion, is no stranger to making headlines, but his recent foray into the world of fashion has stirred up mixed reactions among fans and followers alike.

In a video shared on TikTok by ChesamediaInc, Kipchoge was seen modeling a striking black outfit, reminiscent of the style often associated with renowned rapper Kanye West.

 The outfit's boldness prompted comparisons and diverse reactions across social media platforms.

Some netizens drew parallels between Kipchoge's attire and Kanye West's fashion-forward choices. "Kanye West pls come outside," a fan humorously urged, while another commented, "KANYE INSPIRED."

While many admired Kipchoge's ability to effortlessly carry off the look, others expressed surprise, feeling it deviated from his typical athletic attire. 

"What are these on our humble goat?" one fan pondered, while another likened the outfit to futuristic star wars ships, saying, "Looks like a guard in those futuristic star wars ships."

Speculation swirled about whether Kipchoge's appearance was tied to a modeling session or a collaboration deal with Nike, his longstanding partner in athletic gear. 

In 2023, Nike announced a collaboration with the marathon champion, unveiling the EK Umoja collection, inspired by Kipchoge's illustrious career.

Despite the mixed reactions to his fashion choices, many applauded Kipchoge's versatility and dedication to excellence.

 "Why are the Nikes punishing Kipchoge?" one fan jokingly questioned, while another commented, "Thrilled to see Nike promoted him to chief sorcerer, first among magus."

The partnership with Nike marked a significant milestone for Kipchoge, as athletes involved in such collaborations receive a share of sales, making it a lucrative venture.

 The EK Umoja collection includes shoes and apparel adorned with inscriptions commemorating Kipchoge's race-winning achievements and his iconic mantra, 'No human is limited.'

While opinions may differ on Kipchoge's fashion choices, there's no denying his impact both on and off the track. As he continues to push boundaries and inspire others, Kipchoge remains a true champion in every sense of the word.

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