Kipchoge focused third title not world record in Paris Olympics

Double Olympic Games marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge is focused to clinch the third title when he lines up at the 2014 Olympic Games in Paris, France come August.

Speaking at the Eliud Kipchoge Library in his native County of Nandi over the weekend, Kipchoge said that he will not go for a world record by a win and the best time will be his best achievement in the French capital.

With 60 days to Olympics, he said that he is looking something good

“Heading to Paris, I am looking at the best time not the world record. I want to try my best and come home with good results and time,” said Kiphochoge who won back to back Olympic marathon titles in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and Tokyo in Japan in 2016 and 2021.

Kipchoge, who was named by Athletics Kenya in the marathon team will join Marshall Forces alongside Tokyo marathon champion Benson Kipruto, and newly crowned London marathon champion Alexander Mutiso Munyau while Timothy Kiplagat will be a reserve athlete in Paris.

In women, the reigning Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir will be lining up to defend her title alongside the reigning Olympic Games marathon silver medalist Brigid Kosgei and Hellen Obiri with Sharon Lokedi as reserve athlete.

He assured that his training has been going on well as part of his training to retain the title for the second time.

“I want to assure you that my training is going on well ahead of the Olympic Games. I have no challenges ahead of the race,” he added.

And with his partnership with Isuzu, he said that he has had a good support in terms of education that is an equalizer in this era.

“Seven years with Isuzu has been wonderful. I have actually had successful trips and results both for Isuzu and me. We started in 2017 with Isuzu, running my best time, setting the world record, and ran under 2 hours, which is an achievement,” he said.

On Education after building the library, he said: “I believe that education can take you players and bring the good news to local people. My first value is that I respect the future generation because we believe the kids in school are our future. And I am committed to building the next future. That is why I chose the library because I believe in knowledge,” he said.

He insisted that he will still build 47 libraries across the country.

“My call is to build a library in every county and that is our future plans,” he said

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