Eliud Kipchoge: ‘Mo Farah did not fail in the marathon. I respect him’

Eliud Kipchoge: ‘Mo Farah did not fail in the marathon. I respect him’
 

“I still have the fire,” whispers the greatest distance athlete in history. “What’s changed is the mentality that anything can happen if you believe in yourself. But in all other things I am still the Eliud of before. The Eliud of 11 October, still the same.”
Not so long ago the thought of running a marathon in less than two hours lurked somewhere between the fantastical and the theoretical: the sporting equivalent of landing a human on Mars. However, on a breathless autumnal morning in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge not only broke that barrier, he shattered it.
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15 December 2019 in Sport, Views: 34
Source: Guardian
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