The marathon record will be broken again, Kipchoge says

kipchoge says his marathon record will be broken

Far from being smug about his incredible win at the weekend, marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge says he believes his time will be broken.

The 33-year-old took more than a minute off the previous record at the Berlin marathon on Sunday, finishing in 2:01:39 and sealing his place as the greatest marathoner of all time.

As humble as ever, in an interview with BBC Sport, Kipchoge said: “Sunday was a great race, and I shaved 1 minute and 18 seconds (off the previous record) that’s a good improvement, which shows people that if you work hard you can achieve more.

“I can say that I’m happy with the performance. What I achieved on Sunday will be broken in the future. That’s what I always say, humans are like that. I expect a lot of youth, over one billion in the whole world, will in future run the marathon and break my time.

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Following the race on Sunday, Kipchoge told Nike, “I don’t believe in limits. When I train, I try to listen to my body and challenge it to go beyond barriers when the moment is right.”

In the face of the sub-2 barrier that still exists, he said: “It is no rocket science to break this barrier. You simply have to believe in it, you need a great team that believes in it and in you, you need the perfect shoes and you need to be stronger than any runner before. Then everything is possible.”