As the Virgin Money London Marathon approaches (it takes place Sunday, April 28), all eyes will once again be on world marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge as he goes for his fourth win at the event against 2018 second- and third-place finishers Shura Kitata and Mo Farah.
Kipchoge, who has won 11 of his 12 career marathons, and who ran a world record time of 2:01:39 at Berlin last September says, “to be successful in sport is not a chance. It’s a choice. If you want to be successful, you need to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are, and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there…” Always modest, Kipchoge credits teamwork for his success, saying that without his training partners, he could not have run a world record time last year in Berlin.
“Success comes with sacrifice.”
Here’s a glimpse into Kipchoge’s daily life and training, courtesy of the London Marathon.