Kenya’s Kipchoge hits marathon world record by 78 seconds
?Eliud Kipchoge made history this Sunday at the Berlin Marathon in a tremendous race.
?The Kenyan workouts are just brutal.
?Previous record was set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014.
?L.P OPINION: Kipchoge gets up at five in the morning, perseverance and discipline are vital in his life and performance. Yesterday, he ran almost 20km at an infernal rhythm where most elite athletes can not resist even in a half marathon. Only from intelligence and discipline you can understand the success.
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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has set a new marathon world record with a time of two hours, one minute 39 seconds in the race over the distance in Berlin.
The 33-year-old took more than a minute off the previous best which was set by Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014.
Before the feat, six brutal weeks of training in which the Kenyan makes it clear that his fitness is the ideal to achieve a mark that exceeds the world record. His closest friends admit he is special and very methodical, he likes to have everything under control and always asks a lot and wants to know the reasons for everything.
His beginnings in athletics were not entirely outstanding. Like many others, he began to run out of necessity, go to school and try to help his family by selling milk that he collected in his neighborhood. However, the turning point came thanks to Patrick Sang.
Patrick Sang, world medalist (1991, 1993) and Olympic medalist (1992) in the 3000 meters hurdles saw Kipchoge in the local events, fascinated with the talent of that little kid, introduced and welcomed him under his wing and began modeling the career of a giants.
1. Kipchoge has also found another Prowess in his life to make his mind stronger, Reading. He is passionate about reading, enjoys a book such Aristotle or self-help manual books and always reads with a notebook at hand to take notes. He says,
When you write, then you remember it.
2. The first person Kipchoge embraced in Berlin after achieving his long-awaited world record was Sang, his mentor and friend. Sang admits,
If I had not known him, my life would be different.
3. Kipchoge was already considered the best marathon runner in history even before this feat – he has won ten of his eleven official marathons -, he pulverized all Kimetto’s partials in 2014 until crossing the finish line with a historical record.
Athletics is not so much about the legs. It’s about the heart and the mind.
I’m really grateful and happy to smash the world record.
They say you can miss (the record) two times but you can’t miss a third time! So I thank my coach (Patrick Sang) and everyone who helped me do this.
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RACE:
HIS PEOPLE CELEBRATION:
MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to Eliud Kipchoge for making history:
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17 September 12:00