Today’s London Marathon men’s elite team ended. The final result was beyond everyone’s expectations. The world record holder Kipchoge did not even enter the top five. He only finished eighth with a score of 2. Hours 6 minutes and 49 seconds! The champion belonged to Kitata from Ethiopia. He was the second person to beat Kipchoge with a score of 2 hours, 5 minutes and 41 seconds. In this way, Kipchoge missed the chance to become the first runner in the history of the London Marathon to win five consecutive championships, which is indeed very regrettable.
After the game, Kipchoge talked about the reasons for his defeat in an interview. After the loss, he was very calm. Kipchoge said: In the middle of the game, his ears were blocked by water. Did not dredge. The leg cramps in the last 15 kilometers, probably because of the cold weather. ("I really can't explain what happened. My right ear got blocked almost from the halfway mark... I also felt a cramp in my leg for the last 15km. But I still have more marathons left in me!" -" I really can't explain what happened. My right ear got blocked almost from the halfway mark... I also felt a cramp in my leg for the last 15km. But I still have more marathons left in me!" -)
It is worth mentioning that there is still water on the road at the scene, which also affects the athletes. Kipchoge gradually fell out of the first group at about 1 hour and 50 minutes. In fact, the pace of the first group is not particularly ideal. On the second lap, Kipchoge was left behind. In the end, he finished eighth with 2 hours, 6 minutes and 49 seconds. This was also Kipchoge's first defeat after the 2013 Berlin Marathon and his worst record in his career. It was also the first time Kipchoge did not score 2 hours and 06 minutes after 2016, so many people felt surprised.
As the idol of many people, Kipchoge experienced a second loss in his career in such a special year. It is indeed a bit helpless. However, as a 36-year-old veteran, he is unmatched at the peak of his career and dominates men. The marathon has been for many years and failure will come sooner or later, so Kipchoge’s loss is not a bad thing. The weather, water in his ears and leg cramps are all problems. Of course, I believe that Kipchoge will return to the peak. .