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There is no better known runner in the world than Kipchoge. But does he deserve to go to the Olympics after his run in Tokyo?

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There is no better known runner in the world than Kipchoge.  But does he deserve to go to the Olympics after his run in Tokyo?

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge is undoubtedly the most successful marathon runner in history. But more and more indications suggest that his sporting career is coming to an end, and the expected record third Olympic marathon win, which he is due to fight for in Paris in August, looks unlikely after Sunday.

Kipchoge survived a major crisis at the marathon in Tokyo and finished in 10th place. This has never happened to him in his career and his performance of 2:06:50 h is one of his weakest.

In addition, the Kenyan was also overtaken by a non-African runner for the first time, and split times from the second half of the marathon show that he ran some sections almost identically to the fastest women.

The two-time Olympic champion responded by saying about Christmas and could not say in what form he will be in the next race, which will be the Olympic marathon in August. However, there are already speculations in the athletic environment whether Kenya did not make a mistake when it guaranteed Kipchoge a start in Paris in an unusual advance.

The women’s results also surprised in Tokyo, as the favorite Sifan Hassanová from the Netherlands did not win the marathon for the first time in her career.

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Eliud Kipchoge is today the most famous active runner in the world and his motto No Human Is Limited is equally well known. He popularized it with his victories and especially with his successful attempt to break two hours in a simulated marathon race in Vienna in 2019.

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Currently, however, it seems to be hitting its own limits, with what seems to be the most basic

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