Kelvin Kiptum, the new marathon world record holder has challenged legendary marathoner Eliud Kipchoge in the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.
Speaking on Tuesday while addressing the media, Kiptum noted that he is ready to face the legend himself and that can be possible if he qualifies for the Olympics in the first place.
“I’m looking forward to competing with Eliud if I get selected to represent Kenya at the coming Olympics. Am ready to race with him,” said Kiptum
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Kiptum made history at the Chicago Marathon finishing the 42km marathon at a record time of 2:00:35 beating Eliud Kipchoge’s record of 2:01:09 back in Berlin in 2022.
Kipchoge currently holds unofficial record of running under 2 hours during the Ineos 1:59 challenge in Viena, Austria back in 2019. Eliud Kipchoge finished in a record time of 1:59:40:2.