Kenya’s world record holder Eliud Kipchoge hopes to compete in Tokyo Olympics

Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, who is a world record holder, has revealed that he hopes to compete in next year’s Olympic Games that will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

“Of course, I was really looking forward to running in Tokyo at the Olympics. Unfortunately, COVID-19 changed the world and health and safety is the first priority. I am really looking forward to running next year,” said Kipchoge in an interview with American former 200m and 400m record holder Michael Johnson while expressing his hope to defend the title he won four years ago at the Rio Olympics.

It must be recalled that the Games were due to be held between July 23-August 8 but have been postponed between the same dates of next year. The move came in the wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

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