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Eliud Kipchoge Becomes The Greatest Marathoner Of All Time.

Eliud Kipchoge has done it again. He never fails to amaze. The great marathoner beat all the odds to defend his name in the marathon three times consecutively. Japan heat affected many great athletes like Kiprotich from Uganda. This did not affect Kipchoge who controlled the race from the beginning to the end.

He won the race using 2:08:38 to finish ahead of Abdi Nageeye from Netherlands and Bashir Abdi from Belgium. He became the third marathoner to defend since 1972 when German Waldemar Sierpinski between 1972 and 1976.

The 36-year-old marathoner now becomes one of the greatest talents Kenya has ever produced in athletics. This may be his last Olympic competition but he has done everything he had dreamt of in his career. Despite his age, he won the race in close to a minute. This makes him a great athlete.

His last gold for Kenya made a total of 10 medals for Kenya. It ranked the country 19th in the world and position one in Africa. Uganda is coming up very well. It has surprised many to become position 2 in Africa. South Africa closed the gap of the top three in the Continent of Africa. Congratulations team Kenya.

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