Video: Awkward moment between reporter and Olympic marathon winner
Many people are speechless to win gold at the Olympics, but this takes it to a new level.
In today’s men’s marathon Stephen Kiprotich won Uganda’s first gold medal for forty years beating more favoured marathon runners like Kenyan World Champion Abel Jirui and London marathon winner Wilson Kiprotich to the gold medal.
The story takes on more poignancy because at 17, Stephen left his family in Uganda and moved to Kenya to pursue his dream of being a distance runner.
Stephen Kiprotich, now aged 23 with the Ugandan flag draped around his shoulders, crossed the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace in 2 hours and 1 minute and was quite clearly emotional.
Keen to get the human interest story this BBC reporter asked him about the sacrifices he made, he was left a little embarrassed by the Kenyans response as you can see in the above video...
After running an Olympic marathon in over 20 degrees today we'd say he was too wrecked to answer any questions!
Congratulations Stephen and Uganda all the same.
Hat tip to Dave Ennis.