Gold Olympic medal holder Eliud Kipchoge is in Tokyo ready to defend his medal as the clock ticked down to the marathon scheduled for Sunday.
Should he successfully defend his title, Kipchoge would be the 3rd runner to have achieved this, further cementing his place among the greatest of all times.
Kipchoge holds the world record with a time of 2:01:39 set in Berlin in 2018 and is the only man to run the marathon in less than two hours in 2019.
“I am very excited to be here in the Olympic village in Japan,” tweeted Kipchoge in Tokyo.
About 11,000 athletes from 204 participating nations are competing in the games that will end on 8th August 2021. The Kenyan team is comprised of 49 Women and 38 men