We will come back with medals, vows Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge says Team Kenya is ready to come back home with medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Defending champion Eliud Kipchoge has promised that the team selected by Athletics Kenya to fly the country’s flag in Japan in July will do it’s best to come back home with medals, even as he eyes to make history by defending the crown he won in Rio 2016.
Kipchoge will lead the Kenyan contingent that has Boston and Chicago marathon champion Lawrence Cherono and world bronze medalist Amos Kipruto.
“I am happy to be among those named in the Olympic team and I am happy to be given a chance once again to wear the Kenyan colors and board the plane to Tokyo,” Kipchoge said,
He added; “I want to assure my fans and the country that we will work hard in training and together as a team we will achieve what is required in Tokyo and come back with medals.”
Kipchoge who has intensified training at his Kaptagat training base in Eldoret will start his year with the London Marathon title defense on April 26 after which he will solely focus on getting himself ready for the Olympics.
For the London showpiece, Kipchoge will battle with Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele in what has been described as the race of the century after Bekele came within two seconds of breaking his world record at last year’s Berlin marathon.