At the beginning of the Sunday night, August 8, bulletin, the two had promised their viewers that they had a special tribute for Kipchoge’s stellar performance during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Towards the end of the bulletin and after a number of rehearsals, the two anchors decided to break a leg although a little off routine.
“Yes Team Kenya, we want to congratulate you. We want to congratulate Eliud, the greatest of all time. Congratulations. Job well done Team Kenya,” stated Koinange.
Below is the video:
“In his honour and in honour of Team Kenya, we have a little tribute,” Rubadiri chimed in.
For roughly 30 seconds after that, the two attempted a choreographed dance before high-fiving each other at the end.
Prior to the on-air dance, a producer of the show shared a clip in which the two were seen attempting to rehearse for the dance behind the scenes.
According to their fans, Koinange was largely off-beat while Rubadiri attempted to dance to the beat as much as she could.
“Jeff is always dancing to the tune of the previous song,” joked David Kidiga.
“I need to train these ones,” offered Jackie Aseka.
Kenya bagged a total of 10 medals during the 17-day Tokyo Olympics including 4 Gold and 4 Silver medals emerging top in Africa.
On Sunday, August 8, Kipchoge made history after winning his second consecutive gold in the men’s marathon race.
Kipchoge clocked in at 2 hours, 8 minutes, and 38 seconds in the star-studded race. Abdi Negeeye of Netherlands took silver as Bashir Abi of Belgium settled for bronze.
Kipchoge cemented his legacy by becoming the third man in the world to win back to back Olympics gold in the men’s marathon final behind East Germans Waldemar Cierpinski (1972 and 1976) and Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila (1960 and 1964).
Below is the behind the scenes video: