World record holder Kipchoge wants the olympic title in the marathon to defend

That Kipchoge, who just two months ago as the first athlete ever to win the marathon in under two hours, went right want to the next year of his olympic title in the classic distance, to defend yourself.

“If I’m selected, will I be there in Tokyo,” says the 35-year-old Kipchoge Tuesday, against a Reuters news agency. “The Olympics are my main goal and I am confident that I will be next year at the start of the olympic marathon.”

The Kenyan, who for eleven of the twelve official, time has won, is to be the best runner ever over the classic distance of 42,195 km, and, therefore, it must be very strange to walk, wants to be in the association of athletics of his country, him, and not to select them for the Olympics.

At the previous Olympics, in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, picked up Kipchoge at the start of his olympic title. He was more than a minute faster than any of the Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa. Kipchoge also has an olympic silver in 2008 and bronze in 2004 in his trophy case and hang out, the two met in the 5,000 meters on the track.

The I took last year at the Berlin marathon breaking the world record at 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds. In October, he wrote a history, in Vienna, the magical two-hour break. His time of 1:59.40, is not officially recognized by the international association of athletics due to the 41 pace-makers out of the wind, was to be held.


Kipchoge breaks through the sound barrier in a marathon in Vienna

The Marathon is held in Sapporo

The olympic marathon will be next year in August, held in Tokyo, japan. Due to the expected heat in the Japanese capital, is the largest hardlooponderdeel to move on to the more than 800 miles north of the city is located in Sapporo. The difference in temperature between Tokyo and Sapporo is about 5 to 6 degrees celsius.

Kipchoge held on Tuesday in the plain, and on the move. “I think the medals are still the same,” he said. “I’m going to be there as a participant and not complain about it. The international olympic committee is going about this, and I’ll go along with whatever they decide to do.”

The olympic marathon for men, it is traditionally held on the last day of the Games, and in this case, on the 9th of August by the year 2020.

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