Grace Sugut Kipchoge’s prayers were answered this weekend when her husband of 17 years, two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, broke his own world record at the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:09.

She revealed in a new interview with Nation Sport that she fasted for seven days and prayed for a miracle to happen at the race.

“I congratulate my husband for again making history by lowering his world record time. I was in prayer mood for the last one week and I fasted for a miracle to happen. I’m happy that victory has come home,” she said.

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She watched the competition live on television with her children and relatives at home in Elgon View estate in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County in Kenya.

The couple has three children: Lynn, Griffin and Gordon

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