- His name has become synonymous with excellence in marathon running
- In April of this year, he faced a rare defeat at the Boston Marathon, where he finished in sixth place.
Marathon King Eliud Kipchoge once again showcased his incredible prowess on the streets of Berlin securing his 5th Berlin Marathon victory.
He clocked an impressive 2:02:42.another Kenyan Vincent Kipkemboi came in second after clocking 2:03:13. Ethiopia’s Tadese Takele secured the third position with a commendable time of 2: 03:24
Eliud Kipchoge’s incredible achievements extend beyond his dominance in Berlin.
He currently holds the marathon world record, a feat he accomplished with a staggering time of 2:01:9.
Just two days before the Berlin Marathon, Kipchoge revealed that he was feeling nervous.
However, he quickly added that his nervousness was a sign that he was fully prepared for the challenging task ahead.
“I am nervous,” the Olympic champion confessed. “But the nervousness shows I am ready for the big task on Sunday….” He said this in an interview.
Notably, Kipchoge’s journey to Berlin was not without its setbacks. In April of this year, he faced a rare defeat at the Boston Marathon, where he finished in sixth place.
This marked only the third time in his illustrious career that he had lost a marathon race.
The Boston Marathon victory went to Evans Chebet, who completed the race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 34 seconds.
Kenyan’s reactions following Kipchoge’s win
“The Marathon King has done it again. Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for winning the Berlin Marathon for the fifth time. Your win in this year’s edition cements your special status in the World of Marathon running. Kudos also to Vincent Kipkemboi for coming second and Sheila Chepkirui for clinching the Second place in the Women’s race. We are so proud of you! “Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua posted on X
“Congratulations, Eliud Kipchoge for winning the Berlin Marathon 2023 for the 5th time with a time of 2:02:40. This exceptional performance continues to underline Kenya’s position as a powerhouse in athletics. Hongera! Senate speaker Amson kingi said.
“Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge. Indeed impossible is nothing,”Moha Onyango commented.
“Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is the name on everyone’s lips in Berlin, Germany and the world at large,”
“Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for winning the Berlin Marathon in style. You’ve made Kenya Proud and demonstrated that indeed impossible is nothing,”
“Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for flying the Kenyan flag so high on the Global Arena,”