Eliud Kipchoge shares how fans play a huge role in his success

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is one of the most successful athletes in the world and his success definitely did not come overnight.

It has taken years for the four-time London Marathon champion to make a name for himself and he attested that fans have played a huge role in his career.

The legendary marathoner will be returning to the streets of Berlin with eyes set on winning his fifth title and he is banking on fans to make it a success. He attested that he loves competing in Berlin because of the passionate fans who cheer him on to keep going.

“The streets of Berlin will be packed and you know when you hear the voices of the people, those are the people passionate about the sport, those are the real fans in Berlin.

"Those are actually the people who motivate me and push me to keep going despite the challenges. I’m really looking forward to that,” he said.

The Berlin Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, September 24 and the 2014 Chicago Marathon champion will be using the event as a build-up towards next year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Kipchoge opened his season at the Boston Marathon but unfortunately failed to live up to expectations after finishing sixth in the race due to a leg problem.

He went back to the drawing board and now feels ready to return to one of his favourite courses and take the win. He has set two world records on the Berlin course and he will be sure to stun his fans one more time when he sets foot on the start line for the race.

posted Monday September 18th
by Abigael Wuafula