Wed. Jun 1st, 2022
Eliud Kipchoge, a Kenyan athlete and Olympic champion, earned $40K in ETH after auctioning NFTs of 'Key Moments.'

Eliud Kipchoge a Kenyan athlete and Olympic champion, earned $40K in ETH after auctioning NFTs of ‘Key Moments.’

Eliud Kipchoge, a Kenyan athlete and world record holder, recently sold his first set of NFTs for a total of 17.9837 ethereum tokens. The sale, which took place on the NFT marketplace Opensea, featured some of Kipchoge’s most memorable moments.

Kipchoge’s 2019 record-breaking run in Vienna fetched $14.8837 ETH, according to a source, while the marathoner’s Berlin Marathon run won him 3.1 ETH, or over $6,500 at current prices.

Meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Kipchoge expressed his gratitude for some important moments in his career being made available as NFT in a Twitter post. He expressed himself as follows:

I am extremely thankful that the highlights of my professional career are now available as NFT. I hope it brings back the same happy memories for someone else across the world as it does for me.

Meanwhile, according to the article, “Momentible.io collaborated with Kipchoge to produce the NFT artwork.” “The video message is the official approval and authentication stamp that it is indeed from Kipchoge himself,” the statement continues.

During the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge in 2019 in Vienna,” Kipchoge became the first person to run the 42 kilometers and 195 meters in under two hours. With the NFT auction, the marathoner becomes the latest celebrity to join the growing list of well-known figures who have jumped on the NFT bandwagon.

 

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