The London Marathon: Kipchoge or Bekele?

Hear ye! Hear ye! The most anticipated running event in 2020 is only 2 days away! The Virgin London Marathon will take place on a special race event this Sunday morning, October 4th, 2020. Mind you, it will only be for the elite athletes ― due to the COVID-19 pandemic

As you can probably imagine, there is only one question in all sports fanatics’ minds: Eliud Kipchoge or Kenenisa Bekele? Kenenisa Bekele or Eliud Kipchoge? πŸ€”

Eliud Kipchoge vs Kenenisa Bekele at the London Marathon

Right now, there is a lot of discussion about who of these two legends is going to win the race; and this makes the London Marathon a global event. However, no one can make accurate predictions.

Eliud Kipchoge 

This super athlete holds the world record (2.01.39). Moreover, he is the first person who ran a marathon under the 2 hours barrier! OK, it may not have been an official race ― with pacers, ideal conditions, etc. ― but he did it. He is also the Olympic marathon champion of 2016. 

In his latest statement, he said:

I am really feeling good having trained for the last three months and now I am waiting for the big day. I have already taken a Covid-19 test where I have been cleared, having tested negative. I’m eager to go and represent my country in the London Marathon.

Kenenisa Bekele

He is the holder of 3 gold medals from the Olympic games and 5 gold medals from the world championship. As if those weren’t enough, he also held the world record of 5k with 12.37.35. It may have been broken by Joshua Cheptegei this year, but ratification is still pending, according to world athletics. Furthermore, he is the world record holder at 10.00m with 26.17.53 from 2005. 

His personal best in the marathon race is 2.01.41 ― only 2 seconds slower than Kipchoge’s record. In his last statement, he said:

Of course. He is human. If someone prepares well and is strong enough, why not? Eliud Kipchoge is human like all of us. So why not?

Kipchoge vs Bekele, it is!

Kipchoge has beaten Bekele four times in the marathon race; on the other hand, Bekele tends to win the critical races between them on the track. 

All in all, an unprecedented race will take place on Sunday at the London Marathon; and it’s got the whole world wondering who is gonna win, in the long run (pun intended  ✌πŸ₯‡).

Stay tuned and enjoy!

The London Marathon: Kipchoge or Bekele? was last modified: October 2nd, 2020 by Aris Myrkos