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Eliud Kipchoge ‘expects’ to win third Olympic Video games marathon

Kipchoge will flip 40 in November and he wouldn’t be drawn when requested if he might race on the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

“In Kenya we are saying you do not chase two rabbits at a time, you’ll miss all of them. You chase one,” he mentioned.

“So the rabbit of the Olympic Video games is what I am chasing now. After that I’m going again to the drafting board, see what’s in my bucket record and begin once more to chase the following.”

Within the meantime, as questions persist over when he plans to retire, he has reiterated his dedication to encourage individuals of all ranges to be energetic.

“If you happen to can persuade me that the second I will likely be crossing the ending line the entire world has turn out to be a working world then I’ll retire,” he added.

Kipchoge was within the French capital on Thursday as a part of Kenya’s equipment launch for the Video games, and he will even obtain a monetary reward ought to he defend his marathon title.

In a primary for the Olympics, World Athletics president Lord Coe has introduced that all athletics gold medallists in Paris will earn $50,000 (£40,100) in prize cash.

Kipchoge believes the event will enhance the game in the long run.

“I do not run due to cash however I run as a result of I need to carry out,” Kipchoge mentioned.

“It was an amazing concept for Seb Coe and World Athletics. For the younger generations I believe it is a good suggestion to develop – it makes sport extra fascinating.”

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