Despite millions, Eliud Kipchoge lives in a dormitory at camp

Eliud Kipchoge Wins NN Mission Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge is regarded as the best marathon runner in the history of sports. But some are saying he is not  but part of the best runners in sports of our generation. He is the reigning Olympic champion in the year 2016 at Rio in Brazil.

During the competition was a heavy down pour of rain. The rain continued from the start to finish be Eliud maneuver his way out to win the race.

Eliud Kipchoge is back on his feet after his defaeat at the London Marathon.

He is the the reigning Olympic marathon champion and the only man on earth to run a marathon under-two-hours bounced back from his shock defeat in London last October to take victory in the NN Mission Marathon in Enscheda, Netherlands in 2:04:30.

This marathon was to check his fitness level after a long break due to the covid-19 pandemic. Eliud Kipchoge’s last marathon before he defends his Olympic title at the upcoming  Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which is scheduled on 8 August 2021.

In his post-race interview, the 36-year-old gave thanks to the organisers who had to switch the race from its original venue of Hamburg in Germany to Enscheda in Netherlands  due to covid-19 restrictions.

Kipchoge said, “It’s mission accomplished. Thank you to the great men and women who organised this race in less than 10 days. I can say that the NN Mission Marathon is the best ever. It’s good to organise in a different environment. It’s good to organise the meet during a pandemic to tell everybody that you can still run. This is the best race towards to a huge day at the Olympics.

“This was the real test towards the Tokyo Olympics. It’s a good marathon to happen a few months before the Olympics to test your fitness. The plans are going on. I’m going back to Kenya to talk to the right people. My good coach, my good management, my good technical team for consolidation.”

Although the race was done under closed doors no spectators were allowed all these measures were for covid-19 restriction and guidelines from the medical expects.

He added “The conditions were really good. A bit windy but no complaints and all of us run in the same conditions. I don’t like to complain because a race is a race and we are running on the same course.

Check full results of all the participants here.

Results from the NN Mission Marathon

By Sekyere Richard

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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