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INEOS 1:59 Challenge: A Life Lesson

In their coverage of the 1:59 Challenge, INEOS captures marathoner Eliud Kipchoge's preparation for the event. 



In the final stages leading up to the event, we find Kipchoge paying tribute to society: weathermen, the people who design the route, the media, etc. 

However, we don't find Kipchoge paying tribute to his wife who has assumed complete responsibility for their children and household affairs. 

Over the course of this event, we've gathered that Kipchoge deliberately married a woman who doesn't talk much. 

Ironically, in Western civilization, a man who seeks a woman who simply "keeps her mouth shut" is characterized as a misogynist, yet Kipchoge is popularly lauded as a humble man preferring a simple life. 

In summation, I'm personally struck by Kipchoge's lack of praise for his wife, who shouldered the weight of their family for months at a time while her beloved husband relentlessly pursued his mighty athletic aspirations. 

It's their family, so…