Why winning the third Olympic title is crucial for Eliud Kipchoge

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ATHLETICS Why winning the third Olympic title is crucial for Eliud Kipchoge

Abigael Wafula 08:00 - 24.12.2023

Five-time Berlin Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has disclosed why winning his third Olympic marathon title is very important.

Former world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will bid to win his third successive Olympic marathon title and he has shared why it will be very important for him to accomplish the mission.

Kipchoge won his first Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games before successfully defending his title at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

If Kipchoge achieves his target, he will be the first person to win three Olympic marathons and the oldest person to win any Olympic running event. The five-time Berlin Marathon champion explained that his training is going well and predicted that by January next year, things will be on the right course.

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“Winning the Olympics for the third time will be a good foundation to show longevity. Training is going on well, we have good weather for training…it’s sunny, it’s windy but all in all, it’s a good day.

“Preparations are well on the way and we are climbing the percentage in a good way…I trust that by January, all will be well in the pipeline,” Kipchoge said during an international media interview.

He added that his decision to compete at the Tokyo Marathon is a great choice since it would enable him to train his mind and muscles ahead of the major assignment, the Olympic Games.

He also disclosed that the Japanese running culture also influenced his choice to run the Tokyo Marathon. With the festive season already ramping up, Kipchoge also noted that he will be keen to learn how to balance between family and training.

“The festivities are coming and preparations are underway as Tokyo is around the corner but I am planning to sick to my programme and I will be training all through the festivities.

“I will be with my family but I will respect my training and put my mind and all my energy towards the Tokyo Marathon,” he added.