World Marathon record breaking champion Eliud Kipchoge has vowed to reclaim his position after failing short at the Boston Marathon Monday Evening.
while making his debut in Boston, Kipchoge finished sixth after clocking 2:09:23 in a race that was won by defending champion Evans Chebet who clocked 2:05:54.
This was Kipchoge’s third loss since he started his marathon career and the first since the London Marathon in 2020 where he finished eighth.
The Boston loss means that Kipchoge will have to wait for a least another year in his quest to win all the six world marathon majors where he only lacks both Boston and New York titles.
In a social media post Kipchoge said that he wont be putting down his running shoes anytime soon.
“I live for the moment where I get to challenge the limits. It’s never guaranteed , it’s never easy. Today was a tough day for me. I pushed myself as hard as I could but sometimes , we must accept that today wasn’t the day to push the barrier to a greater height.
“I want to congratulate my competitors and thank everyone in Boston and from home for the incredible support I am so humbled to receive. In sports you win and you lose and there is always tomorrow to set a new challenge. Excited for what’s ahead,” Kipchoge wrote in his social media handles.