News : Eliud Kipchoge wants to prove himself in an ultramarathon
This has been confirmed in the prestigious ‘Flotrack’ podcast by the Kenyan athlete himself. World marathon record holder (2:01:39 in Berlin’18), Eliud Kipchoge has the Tokyo Olympics marathon between his eyebrows, which is held in the town of Sapporo due to the high temperatures expected in the capital Japanese. By the way, the veteran athlete is already vaccinated against the coronavirus in a specific plan of the Kenyan Ministry of Sports.
The ‘Philosopher’, who comes from winning the ‘NN Mission Marathon’ held a few weeks ago at the Airport of the Dutch town of Twente with a time of 2:04:30 without even disheveled, is the great favorite to win the Olympic gold. But he will have to battle against other top marathoners. Among them a Kenenisa Bekele who was finally included in the list of the Ethiopian National Team despite refusing to participate in totally surreal ‘trials’.
“60, 80 or 100 kilometers”
The case, as we were advancing, is that Kipchoge was asked in the interview if he wanted to run an ultramarathon. “I would love to try a 60, 80 or 100 kilometer test”, says the Kenyan. A phrase that has sparked gossip in the forums, who question whether Eliud would be able to perform at his best and even achieve world records in distances greater than ‘his’ marathon. Obviously we understand that Kipchoge would think on the track or in tests on asphalt and flat roads, not in mountain ultramarathons, which already triggers our imagination too much …