Kenyan Athlete and Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge Gets $40K in ETH After Auctioning NFTs of ‘Key Moments’ – Blockchain Bitcoin News

Kenyan athlete and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge recently auctioned his first set of NFTs for 17.9837 Ethereum tokens. The auction, held at the NFT Market in Opensea, includes some of the highlights of Kipchoge’s career.

According to the report, Kipchoge’s record-breaking run in Vienna in 2019 earned him ETH 14.8837, while the Berlin marathon earned him ETH 3.1, or more than $6,500 at today’s prices.

Meanwhile, Kipchoge, who is also an Olympic champion, said in a tweet that he is grateful that some key moments from his career are now available as NFT. He wrote:

I can say that I am very grateful to now have the highlights of my NFT career in my hands. I hope he gives someone in the world the same positive memories he gave me.

At the same time, the report states that Momentible.io created the NFT artwork in collaboration with Kipchoge. He added that the video message was an official confirmation and authentication that it came from Kipchoge himself.

At the 2019 INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Kipchoge became the first person to run 42 kilometers and 195 meters in under 2 hours. With the NFT auction, Marathoner joins the growing list of other celebrities who have ventured into the NFT adventure.

What do you think of the NFT Kipchoge auction? You can tell us what you think in the comments below.

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