Eliud Kipchoge wins men’s marathon gold medal at Tokyo Olympics – The Standard


August 8, 2021. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya holds the flag of Kenya and celebrates after winning gold REUTERS

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge once again showed why he is the best marathoner as he powered to a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday morning.

Kipchoge broke away from the pack after 30km and the rest could not catch up with him as he kept powering on to the tape in Sapporo.

August 8, 2021. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win gold REUTERS

By then there was a group of about eight, but Kipchoge seemed to have had enough and decided to break his decisive break.

He went on to win the race in 2:08:38.

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August 8, 2021. General view of the athletes in action with Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Jeison Alexander Suarez of Colombia and Tadesse Abraham of Switzerland leading REUTERS

Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono could only finish fourth as Netherland’s Abdi Nageeye and Belgium’s Bashir Abdi sprinted for silver and bronze.

The win will surely cement his status as the best marathoner of all time after also winning an Olympic gold at Rio Olympics five years ago.

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