During the recent, Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record. He won 15 of 17 marathons and set a new record by 30 seconds, which he had put four years earlier. In late September, Kipchoge ran his 17th marathon and set a new world record by finishing in 2 hours, 01 minute, and 09 seconds.
He finished the race with a smile, like he always does, hugged his coach, and ran towards his excited fans and photographers while carrying the Kenyan flag. However, Kipchoge's best marathon finish was as a team in Vienna, when they clocked in at under two hours. Due to the race wasn't an open competition and other factors, it was not possible to establish a new world record.
He has won two titles at the Olympics and has confirmed that he is planning to attend the Olympics in 2024. Eliud Kipchoge said he has faith that everything will work out well until 2024, when he can attend Olympics at his best.
"I trust everything will carry me well up to 2024 to present myself at the starting line," Kipchoge told the BBC world service.
Kipchoge said there is still time to demonstrate to the world how to test the boundaries of what is possible.
"I believe I still have time to show the world how to push limits," Kipchoge said.
"I can still run my personal best shortly. I can still try again."
The English actor Daniel Radcliffe said in perspective, that's just being right about one day every four years for a full dozen years. And we know from experience how challenging that is.
"To put it in perspective, it's getting it right one day every four years for 12 years. And history shows that that's extremely difficult to do,” he said.
After the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge shared on Instagram and other social media platforms a picture in which he demonstrates that he has signed a Nike shoe and he is offering the shoe to a person who comments on the post in exchange for completing a couple of simple steps.
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