Athletics

Eliud Kipchoge: What are his best times in marathon running?

The Marathon running is a long-distance running event that spans a distance of 42.195 kilometers or 26.2 miles. The marathon originated in ancient Greece, where it was inspired by the mythology of Pheidippides, a Greek soldier who raced from Marathon to Athens to bring a message of triumph during the Persian Wars. The first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896, witnessed the establishment of the marathon as we know it today.

Since then, marathon running has become more and more popular. It has also attracted thousands of participants every year from all over the globe to participate in the sport. Besides the Olympics marathon running, top marathons, like the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, Berlin Marathon, and London Marathon are some of the popular events in the running community and garner the attention of many top elite runners and recreational runners.

Running marathons can occasionally be a successful strategy to collect money for a good cause. Many athletes, especially recreational runners, participate in the event to support their cause. The competition, though, is regarded as one of athletics’ most challenging. Months of planning are necessary. It also includes strength training, eating right, and going on long runs to increase speed work. The athletes must also face the psychological challenges of pushing themselves to finish the race. In addition to these obstacles, these marathon runners must contend with weather variations, which have a significant impact on competition results.

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Greatest Marathoners in the history of the sport

There have been many great marathoners in history and hence, it is difficult to say who the greatest of all time are as the opinions might just change from person to person. However, some of the notable names are Eliud Kipchoge, Haile Gebrselassie, Abebe Bikila, Waldemar Cierpinski, and Samuel Wanjiru in the men’s event, while Catherine Ndereba, Rosa Mota, Grete Waitz, Paula Radcliffe, and Brigid Kosgei in the women’s event. These marathon runners have accomplished many incredible feats like winning the Olympics, World Championships, and World Marathon Majors.

What are Eliud Kipchoge’s best times in marathon running?

Out of all the marathon runners, the athlete who has established himself as the greatest marathon runner of all time is none other than Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. In the Olympics, he has won two gold medals – Rio Olympics 2016 and Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the marathon running. He has a simply phenomenal record in the World Marathon Majors – having won a whopping ten gold medals and one silver in his career. In addition, he is also the world record holder in the event with a timing of 2:01:09 established at the 2022 edition of the Berlin Marathon. Let’s take a look at the top ten best timings of the legendary athlete in marathon running.

CompetitionDateResultFinish
Berlin Marathon (Germany)25 Sep 20222:01:09 (World Record)First
Berlin Marathon (Germany)16 Sep 20182:01:39First
London Marathon (Great Britain)28 Apr 20192:02:37First
Tokyo Marathon (Japan)06 Mar 20222:02:40First
London Marathon (Great Britain)24 Apr 20162:03:05First
Berlin Marathon (Germany)24 Sep 20172:03:32First
Berlin Marathon (Germany)27 Sep 20152:04:00First
Berlin Marathon (Germany)29 Sep 20132:04:05Second
Chicago Marathon (USA)12 Oct 20142:04:11First
London Marathon (Great Britain)22 Apr 20182:04:17First

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