Eliud Kipchoge: Marathon Legend Announces Plans to Go for Olympic Marathon Hat Trick

Eliud Kipchoge: Marathon Legend Announces Plans to Go for Olympic Marathon Hat Trick

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • Kipchoge reunited with UK Billionaire and chairman of INEOS, Jim Ratcliffe with the aim of claiming another gold in Paris 2024
  • The 37-year old aims at becoming the first athlete to bag a hat trick of gold at the Olympics
  • On Wednesday, he announced a performance partnership with INEOS

Kenyan marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge has set his sights on the Paris 2024 marathon as he aims to make history by claiming another Olympic gold.

If successful, Kipchoge will make history as being the first person ever to secure a hat trick of gold medals at the Olympics.

At the advanced age of 37, Kipchoge has very little to proves, particularly on the tracks.

He already has two Olympic gold titles and eight big-city marathons, and in 2019, he became the first human to run a marathon in under two hours for 26.2 miles.

Despite his immortality in the marathons, Kipchoge is still aiming higher.

In a press conference on Wednesday, January 12 to announce a long-term “performance partnership” with INEOS, Kipchoge also disclosed his intentions to compete in yet another marathon at the Olympics in the Paris 2024 games.

His new partnership means he is reunited with UK Billionaire and chairman of INEOS, Jim Ratcliffe.

Part of the new partnership will entail Kipchoge attempt to optimize his performance with the aim of achieving all his set targets.

More imminently, the marathoner will take part in marathons in March and April this year.

"To receive the support from such a great entity in sports is a huge boost to myself and the team. We have had a wonderful relationship since we first started working together and have already changed the world together once. I am excited to keep breaking barriers with the support of INEOS on our side,” Kipchoge said on Wednesday.
"I believe that we can make a strong impact across all sports by sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other. To utilise the greatest minds in sports will continue to allow us to keep pushing the boundaries of running. I am very excited for the future ahead," he stated.

There is a likelihood Kipchoge could participate in an event similar to the INEOS 1:59 event that created history two years ago, but the athlete’s manager Valentijn Trouw is yet to disclose the full scope of plans for the future as they are heavily dependent on the COVID situation.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.