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Kenya’s Kipchoge Wins NN Mission Marathon

ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 18: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates with the gold medal in the victory ceremony for the NN Mission Marathon held at Airport or Vliegveld Twente on April 18, 2021 in Enschede, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

 

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, the Olympic marathon champion and world record holder, sent a warning to his rivals ahead of this year’s Tokyo Olympics by cruising to victory in the NN Mission Marathon in Enschede, the Netherlands on Sunday.

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In his first outing since a shock defeat at October’s London marathon, where he came in at eighth place, Kipchoge finished the marathon at Twente Airport with a time of two hours and 04.30 minutes to reaffirm his status as the hot favourite for the Olympic race in Sapporo in August.

 

Jonathan Korir of Kenya was second with a personal best of 2:06.40.

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