Eliud Kipchoge: World's greatest long distance runner reveals secret behind his success
Eliud Kipchoge, arguably the world's greatest long distance runner, recently revealed he sleeps 10 hours everyday on average to keep himself at optimum level.
The London and Berlin Marathon champion plans to redefine the limits of human achievement by breaking the two-hour marathon in the INEOS 1:59 challenge in mid-October this year in Vienna, Austria.
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In a video posted on the INEOS 1:59 Twitter account, Kipchoge answered a couple of frequently asked questions by fans on Twitter ahead of his sub-two-hour marathon attempt.
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Kipchoge disclosed that in order to maintain his reign as world’s greatest marathon runner currently, he sleeps eight hours at night and then takes a two hour nap in the day.
"My average sleeping hours is 10 hours. I sleep for eight hours at night, and two during the day," Kipchoge said.
When asked who his greatest competitor was in his career, the Kenyan athlete humbly answered "myself".
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“My favourite competitor is myself. I am racing against myself,” Kipchoge submitted.
Kenyans will all be tuned into Vienna in October when Kipchoge tries to break yet another world record to add on to his list of endless accolades.
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