Eliud Kipchoge Speaks After Losing Boston Marathon

World Marathon holder Eliud Kipchoge failed in his pursuit to become the first man to win five different marathon majors as he finished sixth at the Boston Marathon.

Kipchoge said he pushed himself hard to win the race but he admitted that it was not the day to push the barrier to a greater height.

“I live for the moments where I get to challenge the limits. It’s never guaranteed, and it’s never easy. Today was a tough day for me. I pushed myself as hard as I could but sometimes, we must accept that today wasn’t the day to push the barrier to a greater height,” he said.

The race was worn by Evans Chebet of Kenya in 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 54 seconds and was followed by Tanzanian runner Gabriel Geay and Benson Kipruto of Kenya.

“I want to congratulate my competitors and thank everyone in Boston and from home for the incredible support I am so humbled to receive. In sports you win and you lose and there is always tomorrow to set a new challenge. Excited for what’s ahead,” he added.
Hellen Obiri won the Women’s Boston Marathon.

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