Eliud Kipchoge retained his title after winning the marathon in Tokyo last night; which officially makes him the third man to win consecutive marathon titles.
He expressed his excitement and satisfaction with the performance that comes months after suffering a defeat in the London marathon where he came in at position eight.
“I think I have fulfilled the legacy by winning the marathon for the second time, back to back,” he said. “I hope now to help inspire the next generation.”
Several prominent people in other continents and Kenya as well have commended Kipchoge’s discipline, humility and dedication towards his sport.
Kenyans on twitter are pushing for a street or a stadium to be named after him as an appreciation for flying the country’s name high.