Tokyo Olympics: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins gold in the marathon

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Eliud Kipchoge

Kenyan sprinter Eliud Kipchoge has won gold at the Tokyo Marathon in Japan. 

Kipchoge defended his Olympic gold by winning gold in the men’s marathon on Sunday morning, the last day of the 32nd Summer Olympics.

He had previously won gold in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

World record runner Kipchoge completed the distance in two hours, 8 minutes, and 38 seconds. He trailed the second-ranked player by one minute and 20 seconds. Kipchoge ran 5,000 meters at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He won bronze in 2004 and silver in 2008. 

Kipchoge set a world record of 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds in the 2018 Berlin Marathon.

Kipchoge, 36, became the third athlete to win more than one gold medal in the Olympic marathon.

Abdi Nagye of the Netherlands won the silver in 2 hours 9 minutes 58 seconds while Basir Abdi of Belgium won the bronze in 2 hours 10 minutes.

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