Eliud Kipchoge after finishing the Tokyo Marathon on March 6, 2022. [Photo/ @eliudkipchoge]

World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday, March 6 cemented his legacy as the greatest marathoner ever when he won the Tokyo Marathon.

Kipchoge finished in a time of 2:02:40, a new course record. Fellow Kenyan Amos Kipruto came second.

The Tokyo win means Kipchoge has won 4 of the 6 recognized marathon majors – London, Berlin, Chicago and Tokyo.  This in addition to his Olympic wins and world record.

He is yet to compete in the New York and Boston Marathons.

Sharing after the latest win, Kipchoge highlighted his joy at shining in Tokyo, a city known for its running culture.

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“I am so proud to win in the streets of Tokyo, where the people have running in their heart and minds. It’s great to now have won 4 out of the 6 Abbott World Marathon Major races. Finally, I want to say I want this world to unite. My win today is to bring positivity in this world,” he wrote.

It was a good day for Kenya as Brigid Koskei also won the womens marathon in Tokyo.

She clocked a time of 2:16:02, an event record and the fastest time on Japanese soil.

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