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Eliud Kipchoge successfully defends marathon title

Eiud Kipchoge cemented his legacy as the Greatest of All Time by winning the Olympic men’s marathon with a commanding performance in Sapporo Tokyo Japan.

The world record holder clocked 2 hours, 8 minutes, 38 seconds to win gold in the marathon coming one minute 20 seconds ahead of runner-up Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands, who finished just ahead of Belgium’s Bashir Abdi.

Kipchoge who the favourite to win- showed determination from the start, steadily dropping and regaining before he threw strides furthest- towards gold- in the last 10km. 

The victory means Kipchoge is now only the 3rd man to win consecutive marathon golds, writing self as arguably the world’s greatest long distance athlete. 

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