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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge successfully defends Olympic marathon title

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge successfully defends Olympic marathon title

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 08/08/2021
[image:World Athletics]

Eliud Kipchoge says he has "fulfilled" his legacy after the Kenyan became the first athlete since 1980 to retain an Olympic marathon title at Tokyo 2020.

Kipchoge, only the third person to win successive Olympic marathons, finished in two hours eight minutes 38 seconds.

Regarded as the greatest marathon runner of all time, the 36-year-old crossed the line one minute 20 seconds ahead of the Netherlands' Abdi Nageeye.

[Source: BBC]



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