Eliud Kipchoge Reveals Next Step After INEOS Challenge

  • World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge. He successfully became the first human to run a 42-kilometre race in under 2 hours. Facebook
  • A day after conquering the INEOS Challenge by becoming the first man to run the marathon in under two hours, the athletics icon has revealed his next move after completing the feat.

    Through a Live Facebook video, Kipchoge revealed that he was aware of the accomplishment adding that it took hard work and a lot of training to make it possible.

    On his next move, the Marathon world record holder revealed that he would concentrate on recovery.

    "I'll take three weeks of active rest and then I'll know what next. I'm taking normal meals with a lot of carbohydrates to aid in recovery," he stated.

    Eliud Kipchoge
    Eliud Kipchoge. He ran a marathon in a time of 1hour 59 min 40 seconds.

    He stated that it was too early to tell whether he would participate in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to defend his title.

    "That, I'll consult with my team but as of right now, it is too early to tell," he explained.

    When asked by a user whether the smile on his face during the final section of the race was his way of tricking his brain to push on, he stated, "I was genuinely happy seeing the finish line. When I was smiling it was real happiness."

    After crossing the finish line, Kipchoge credited his family for the victory stating that his wife and three children had given him a lot of support.

    "My wife and three children have given me a lot of support and I'm glad that they flew in to witness the history. I'm happy they came. They have also made history," he stated. 

    Further, Kipchoge expressed his joy after he won the marathon, encouraging more athletes to participate.

    "I want to tell people that no human is limited, you can do it. I'm expecting more of athletes in the world to run under two hours after today," he stated.

    Here is the video: