Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge has refused to confirm whether he will compete at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019.
Speaking on arrival in Eldoret, the Champion runner said that the decision about his future participation rests with his coach Patrick Sang and management team, as reported by Xinhua news agency.
“For now I take a deserved rest and recover. I hope to get back to my best form soon because the shoes I used are meant to speed up the recovery and they were comfortable,” he was reported saying by Xinhua.
Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan marathoner with a distinguished career. He won the 2016 Olympic Marathon and also ran his fastest marathon in history with a time of 2:00:25, although, this run was not officiated by governing body hence it not counted as official. He is widely considered a favorite to break into sub 2 Hrs for a marathon distance.
Last year, Kipchoge ran 2:00:25 at Nike’s Breaking2 marathon on the F1 race track in Monza, Italy. The time is not counted as a world record because the event didn’t follow key standards of competition. There were race pacers to help during the course and also the racers were handed fluids by others in motion i.e. while running.