Two questions come to thoughts anytime Eliud Kipchoge toes the beginning line of a marathon.
When will Kipchoge, who earlier than Sunday morning had received 14 of the 16 official marathons he has entered, depart the remainder of the sector combating for second place? And are the circumstances such that he may shatter his personal world file once more?
On a sunny morning in Berlin, Kipchoge, a 37-year-old Kenyan, answered each questions unequivocally, profitable the Berlin Marathon for a fourth time with a brand new world file of two hours 1 minute 10 seconds.
He set the earlier world file — 2:01:39 — 4 years in the past on this course.
Kipchoge has no equal within the distance.
In 2019 in Vienna, he grew to become the primary particular person to run a marathon in beneath two hours, although his time of 1:59:40 was not acknowledged as a file as a result of he ran on a managed course with skilled pacesetters. He additionally added one other Olympic gold medal to his assortment final 12 months with a commanding win on the Tokyo Olympics, turning into solely the third man to win back-to-back gold medals within the occasion.
He doesn’t intend to decelerate, both. He plans to defend his Olympic title on the 2024 Video games in Paris.