OLYMPICS Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge retains men's Olympic marathon title

OLYMPICS

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge retains men's Olympic marathon title

AFP

08:23, August 08, 2021

Kenyan marathon star Eliud Kipchoge produced a totally dominant run to retain his Olympic title on the streets of Sapporo on Sunday.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge runs to first place in the men's marathon final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Sapporo on August 8, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The Kenyan world record holder clocked 2hr 08min 38sec to win gold, becoming only the third man to win consecutive marathon titles.

Abdi Nageeye of the Netherlands claimed silver in 2:09.58, just ahead of Belgium's Bashir Abdi in bronze.


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