Eliud Kipchoge retains his Olympic marathon gold in 2:08:38, Abdi Negeeye of the Netherlands takes silver as Abi of Belgium settles for bronze.
He is just the third man in history to win back-to-back Olympic titles. The greatest of all time. In over 8 years Eliud has run 17 marathon races and he’s only lost 2. He’s the marathon’s world record holder and he’s the only man to run in under two hours in a marathon.
Eliud Kipchoge had this to say “I think I have fulfilled the legacy by winning the marathon for the second time, back-to-back. I hope now to help inspire the next generation,”.
“Tokyo 2020 has happened, it means a lot. It means there is hope. It means we are on the right track to a normal life,” he told BBC Sport. “We are on the track to our normal lives, that is the meaning of the Olympics.
“I am happy to defend my title and to show the next generation, if you respect the sport and be disciplined you can accomplish your assignment.”
Kenyan team will return home with only four medals, but still the best in Africa.