Thursday, November 30, 2023

Kipchoge, on the new marathon record: “I am happy to see the records being broken”

Eliud Kipchoge thanked him for his distinction as the “Princess” of Sports Award, an award for which, he said, he feels especially “proud to bring together so many disciplines” and spoke this morning about the recent marathon record conquered by his compatriot Kelvin Kiptum and his next challenges, including the Paris Olympic Games, in 2024: “It would be wonderful to win gold for the third time. I’m going to do everything I can to do it. It’s about making history. “Sport can serve as inspiration,” explained the athlete.

Regarding Kiptum’s recent mark (he beat Kipchoge’s own mark two weeks ago, leaving the new record at 2.00:35), the winner assured that “The new record was no surprise, because sport is competing, that is the beauty of sport. People are working hard. I’m glad to see records being broken. “I think I am a model for the new generation.”

Kipchoge also referred to the possibility of dropping below two hours in an official marathon: “I compete with myself, I set my own goals. I can work hard to achieve new records. It’s the way to enjoy it. My goal is always to break records. I set a goal to try to achieve a time, a new record. But what I try is to overcome my limits, every day. That’s the beauty of training.”


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