My left leg was actually not coming up- Kipchoge on why he lost Boston Marathon.
In the monday’s Boston marathon, The greatest of all time, Eliud Kipchoge emerged sixth. This caught the headlines since Kipchoge is the two- time record breaker in the world.
Kipchoge was expected to beat the record of 2:03:02 set by fellow countryman Geoffrey Mutai in 2011.
He however, dropped from the leading pack with less than 15 kilometres to go, crossing the finishing line at 2:09:23, more than three minutes after Chebet had reached the finishing line.
Speaking on tuesday, Kipchoge explained that he had an injury on his left leg which started at the 30Km mark. He also added that alot was going on in his mind.
He stated,”My left leg was actually not coming up anymore. The problem began when I approached the 30km mark. A lot was going on in my mind, but I said, “Hey, I can’t quit. I have been in this sport for a long.”
The Marathoner further encouraged Kenyans not to focus on what has passed, there are many more races to come. He however, highlighted that he will consult with his team before making a decision on participating in the next race.
He stated,” Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, today is cash and tomorrow a promissory note. Let us forget about the cancelled cheque, And Let us talk about the cash and the promissory note.”
Next in line is the London Marathon that is to take place on Sunday, April 23.