Kipchoge says he goes for gold at the Tokyo Games
There were doubts about if Eliud Kipchoge would decide to go to the Tokyo Olympics to try to revalidate his gold from Rio 2016. All athletics lovers dream of a Bekele-Kipchoge duel in the 42 in the distance of the Philippi and it seems that the appointment in Japan could be a magnificent context so that you can finally get rid after the two barbarities achieved by one and the other in this 2019 .
A 2019 of barbarity in barbarity
On the one hand, Kenenisa stayed just two seconds in the Berlin Marathon of the world record achieved precisely by Eliud a year earlier in the German capital; on the other, Kipchoge achieved something that no human being had achieved before: get off the two hours in a marathon (not approved, yes) in the INEOs 1:59 project.
He confirms it in an interview
"If I'm selected, I'll be there", he commented in an exclusive interview offered to the Reuters Agency. "It's in my mind, and I trust and I believe that when the time comes I will be at the starting line," adds the Kenyan, considered by many to be the best marathoner ever. Eliud, who has practically since his distance debut running one or two marathons a year to safeguard his physique and be able to recover and prepare each appointment perfectly, also gives his opinion on the controversial change of venue (from Tokyo to Sapporo): “I think that the medals are the same. I will be among the competitors, I do not complain, I am in the hands of the IOC and wherever they decide, I will go ”. The African does not want to enter into consideration, much more in deeds than in words and that he is already beginning to prepare the new season, as he has made known on his social networks.
Eliud Kipchoge, the marathon world record holder and best world athlete of the year by the work and grace of the IAAF, confirmed to the Reuters Agency that he will defend his Olympic title in Tokyo next year if he is selected. "If I'm selected, I'll be there," he told Reuters
- Gerardo Cebrián (@GerardoCebrian) December 4, 2019
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