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Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge wins the NN Mission Marathon in 2:04:30 in Netherlands

Eliud Kipchoge has won the NN Mission Marathon, which was held in the Netherlands this morning.
The race took place at Twente Airport in the Netherlands, Kipchoge won 40km in 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 30 seconds.
Jonathan Korir, a training mate, came in second in 2:06:4, ahead of Eritrean Goitom Kifle, who came in third (2:08:00).
“It’s a mission accomplished…this was the true test leading up to Tokyo, and it’s always good to put your fitness to the test,” Kipchoge told reporters.
“…the weather was good, if a little windy, but I have no complaints because we all ran in the same conditions and the race was perfect.”
Around 100 elite athletes competed in this one-off race in the streets of Enschede to earn a qualification mark for the Tokyo Olympics.
All of the men’s top 15 finishers qualified for the Olympics.
Following the third wave of Covid-19, the race was moved 300 meters apart from Hamburg, Germany, to Enschede, the Netherlands.
The NN Mission Marathon, which was originally scheduled for April 11th in Hamburg, Germany, has been rescheduled for April 18th.