Former World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge made changes to his Instagram and Twitter after Kelvin Kiptum smashed his record with a new World Record at the 37th edition of the Chicago Marathon held last Sunday (08) in Chicago, United States.
Kiptum became the first man in history to run under the 2:01 mark when he took off 34 seconds from Kipchoge’s record with a new World Record time of 2:00.35.
“I knew one day I would be a world record holder,” said Kiptum.
The Tokyo Olympics marathon champion’s bio before Kiptum’s race on Sunday, previously read ‘1:59:40 | 2:01:09 WR| 2x Olympic Champion but it has been changed to ‘1:59:40 | 2x Olympic Champion’ while on his X account he has removed the initial WR from his time of 2:01.09.
Kiptum’s who a year ago nobody knew him, has so far won three marathons after clinching victories in Valencia with 2:01.53 and then lowering his own personal best in London with a time of 2:01.25. The 23 year-old improved his run at Chicago by 50 seconds, placing him with three of the six fastest marathon times ever in the world.