Eliud Kipchoge’s bottle handler explains reason he celebrates passovers during marathons – Express

And following his latest foray into the record books, a heartwarming clip has gone viral on social media, showing Kipchoge being handled a bottle as he steams around the course. The person handing it over is then seen celebrating with his fist up after the smooth exchange.

Sports journalist Usher Komugisha uploaded the footage on Twitter, explaining: “Meet Claus Henning Schulke, a 56-year old German triathlete from Berlin who is Eliud Kipchoge’s Bottle Handler. His celebration after Kipchoge gets the bottle is a thing of beauty. Sport is absolutely powerful. Incredible scenes.”

Henning Schulke has provided personal bottle service for Kipchoge three times, including his 2018 world record effort. And in a video feature for the Berlin Marathon, he explained the complexities, including athletes’ names being written on their outstretched forearms so it’s easier to identify the correct bottle.

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