(Reuters) – Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge said he needs time to recover physically and mentally after becoming the first person to run a marathon in under two hours and has yet to decide if he will defend his title at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
World record holder Kipchoge smashed the two-hour barrier on a special course in Vienna on Saturday, finishing in one hour 59 minutes and 40 seconds in an unofficial attempt.
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Before switching focus to his next challenge, which could include another Olympic appearance, the 34-year-old plans to recharge his batteries.
“I’ll take three weeks of active rest and then I’ll know what next. I’m taking normal meals with a lot of carbohydrates,” he said in a question and answer session on his Facebook page.
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“I’m concentrating purely on recovery and I have not given any thought for any other challenge. It’s too early to tell (about the Olympics).
“I’ve never said that I’ll...
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