Eliud Kipchoge unexpectedly finished sixth in the Boston Marathon conducted on Monday.
In a race that many predicted he would win and dominate, Kipchoge ended up loosing. The 38-year-old had a bad day as he fell off the pace after dominating the race for more than an hour and 20 minutes, which caused him to lose it.The only other two occasions the Olympic champion, who is regarded as the best marathoner of all time, lost a race were in Berlin in 2013 and London in 2020, when he experienced ear issues halfway through the contest.
Taking to his social media pages after the loss Kipchoge said it was not his best day “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 wrote.