Marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge has revealed that he intends to push his body further than the 42km marathon which he has won over 10 times.
Kipchoge reveals his next goal after leaving marathons
Kipchoge has been recognised the world over as the epitome of limitless possibilities.
In a recent interview with author and athletic enthusiast Rob Steger, Kipchoge said his next goal after leaving marathons would be the ultra marathon.
"After leaving the marathon, I want to run the ultramarathons just to feel how it is. Running for more than 4 or 5 days or even run at once for 70 kilometres. I really want to feel the pain of running for a long time,” Kipchoge said.
The 36-year-old has been recognised the world over as the epitome of limitless possibilities, having beat the sub-2-hour mark in 2019.
Kipchoge’s timing of 1:59:40 isn’t officially recognised as a world record as the conditions—a straight and even track, a battery of world-class pace-setters and special shoes, among others—were carefully chosen to propel him towards it.
But it takes nothing away from a feat that transcends the realm of mere statistics and accomplishes what was once considered invincible.
He recently asked Kenya to embrace the use of technology in training to keep performing wonders at international competitions.
“If we don’t embrace technology then we are not moving... I know regulations will be there but technology should take centre stage.
“Let all athletes have top technology, have top innovation. That’s the only way to think and actually try to improve your performance,” Kipchoge told Reuters.
His incredible form was now been turned into a movie called Kipchoge: The Last Milestone.
The film portrays Kipchoge as a tireless athlete with a work ethic, a contemplative attitude and a fundamental modesty.
The legend uses hypoxic training which helps his body adapt to reduced oxygen intake to prevent him from running out of breath.
His muscles have high capability to self-contract to enhance the smooth movement of his limbs
An excerpt from his training manual reads that in 2018, he completed an entire session in under 80 minutes with no time between warm-up, workout, and cool-down. Later the same day he ran 12km in less than 50 minutes.