I am so proud to win in the streets of Tokyo, where the people have running in their heart and minds. It’s great to now have won 4 out of the 6 Abbott World Marathon Major races. Finally, I want to say I want this world to unite. My win today is to bring positivity in this world. pic.twitter.com/xBnEvTcPmY
— Eliud Kipchoge – EGH🇰🇪 (@EliudKipchoge) March 6, 2022
The 37-year old running legend failed, however, to break his own world record of 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds set in Berlin in 2018.
Last year, Kipchoge also took the Olympic title at the Tokyo Olympics.
In the women’s race, 28-year old Kenyan Brigid Kosgei, also a world record holder, won in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 2 seconds.
She had finished second at the Tokyo Olympics behind her compatriot Perez Jepchirchir.