The Kenyan athlete and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge recently auctioned his first set of NFTs for a total of 17.9837 Ethereum tokens. The auction, held on the NFT Opensea marketplace, includes some of the key moments in Kipchoge’s career.
According to a reportIn one of these moments, Kipchoge’s record run in Vienna in 2019 achieved $ 14.8837 ETH while the marathon runner’s Berlin marathon earned him 3.1 ETH or for over $ 6,500 at current prices.
In a Twitter post, Kipchoge, who is also an Olympic gold medalist, said he was grateful that some key moments in his career were now available as an NFT. He wrote::
I can say that I am very grateful that the highlights of my career are now available as an NFT. I hope it will bring the same positive memories to someone around the world as it did me.
Meanwhile, the report says, “Momentible.io created the NFT artwork in collaboration with Kipchoge.” It adds that “the video message is the official approval and authentication stamp that is actually from Kipchoge himself.”
Kipchoge was the first to complete the 42 kilometers and 195 meters in less than 2 hours during the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge 2019 in Vienna”. The NFT auction will make the marathon runner the newest celebrity to join the growing list of other celebrities to get into the NFT craze.
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