“Eat, sleep, run,” is how coach Gervais Hakijimana (36) describes the daily routine of Kelvin Kipchoge (23-KENYA), the first man in history to run a full marathon (42.195 kilometers) in under two hours and one minute. Even when his coach warns him that “if you keep doing this, you’ll be done in five years,” he runs and runs and runs. Kipchum’s extreme training regimen of 300 kilometers a week led to a marathon world record of 2 hours, 00 minutes, 35 seconds .Kipchoge ran the 42.195-kilometer full course in 2:00:35 at the 2023 Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Sunday (Aug. 8), beating the previous record of 2:01:09 set by Eliud Kipchoge (38-KENYA) at the Berlin Marathon last September by 34 seconds.
The Chicago Marathon was Kipchoge’s third full marathon .Kipchoge emerged as a world-class marathoner when he ran 2:01:53 at the Valencia Marathon on Dec. 4, 2022, and four months later, on April 23, this year, he ran a “second-best time ever” of 2:01:25 at the London Marathon .Less than five months later, Kipchoge shaved 50 seconds off his time and is now the all-time men’s marathon leader .Having ranked Kipchoge as the world’s No. 1 candidate to achieve the marathon’s elusive “sub-2” (running a full marathon in under two hours), the world of athletics is now turning its attention to the 1999-born Kipchoge .Coach Hakijimana told AFP: “He trains too much. I told him, ‘This could be the end of your career in five years. “All he does throughout the day is eat, sleep and run,” he said, “but he doesn’t want to stop training.” “He needs to increase his training for a long time,” Hajimana said.
“At a time when he should be ramping up his training, Kipchoge runs 180 to 220 kilometers a week. 스포츠토토존 “In preparation for the London Marathon, I ran over 300 kilometers a week for three weeks,” he says, “and Kipchoge runs 250 to 280 kilometers a week, sometimes more. If he shows signs of fatigue, he takes a break, but he never tires. “Ten years ago, Hakijimana first met Kipchum in Chepkorio, Kenya, where he raised sheep and goats. Together with his friends, he took track and field lessons from the Rwandan coach and has been competing internationally in half marathons since 2018.
In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he and Coach Hakizimana stayed in Kenya to train for a full marathon. In December 2022, Kipchoge ran his first full marathon in about 10 months, setting a new marathon world record. “You really need to take a month off now,” Hakijimana told Kipchoge, “and this time he’ll listen to me.”