Eluid Kipchoge,

Eluid Kipchoge, a Kenyan long-distance runner, landed in Japan for the 2024 Tokyo Marathon set to take place on 3rd March.

The 39-year-old, who has showcased marathon greatness over an 11-year period, is gearing up for the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, 3 March, his last race before the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Kipchoge will be defending his record from two years ago.

According to Olympics.Com Kipchoge will be joined by equally fast compatriots on the starting line: Vincent Kipkemoi, who finished second when the former world record holder won his fifth Berlin title last year, and Timothy Kiplagat.

Kipchoge says he is excited to run again. Japan is where Eliud won his second Olympic gold, in 2021.

Why did he choose to participate in the Tokyo Marathon?

This got Netizens talking as many people mentioned the late Kelvin Kiptum who would have participated in the Tokyo Marathon.

โ€œI promised the Japanese people that I would go back for the Tokyo Marathon. I am looking forward to running fast again and enjoying.โ€

On the Flipside, Kenyans are still mourning the death of the late Kelvin Kiptum was was also set to take part in the Marathon before his untimely demise. 

Eliud Kipchoge

Mixed reactions have been shared online ahead of the race. 

These are some of the comments :

finestquavo ๐Ÿ˜‚ We don't care button ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰

jayce_kevo_2 Was Kiptum to participate here?


mrbradley__ Go shine for Kiptum โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

lifewithout.yayoh._ Me ata ukinilipa siwezi amini eti nyashinski ni mkisii.Siwezi๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

_privvlifeofsharm He would have been there too๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ  isaacmumbikenya ALL THE BEST TO THE G.O.A.T OF MARATHON ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ lmachar_awuoch 14hSai Ako na nguvu zake na za Kiptum ...๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚49 iphix.technologies_ke 14hBring it home ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชโค๏ธ Forkiptum

_andy___.__ When I see this man I remember legend K .....wacha nitulie sina lawyer๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

tajiriforever__ Mnasema Huyu ndo aliuwa mkuu only_casper._11Kipchoge u garra be joking ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

ymrbradley__ G.O.A.T Kipchoge keep jogging ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

asikotracyAmeenda mapema aje๐Ÿ˜‚

mukewa_In the run i look back no kiptum๐Ÿ˜‚

 rsextone_ke 14hWe wonโ€™t hate you we still love you and wish you the best ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿtheonlymdas ๐Ÿ˜‚ acha Nisiongee DCI wanitrace burahh._Kiptum dream๐Ÿ”ฅ20 likesReply

gucci.niccur._ Let's pray asi collapse kama kipsang!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

x2blinks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Whoโ€™s Active ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅffffffffffffffff41

citricc__ 14hHe'll run under 1 hour๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

sparkling_jackson_keThis was for kiptum lkn waknyuria๐Ÿ˜ข n.a.s.i.m.i.y.u_ 14hRip Kevin kiptum๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข


ask_of_bandit 14hAcheni Kiptum arest in peace ๐Ÿ˜ค

mrs.makori7 After killing Kiptum ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”

am_ezzy_ 14hAah jamani๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚hizi comments joh๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ  

_walda._ 13hThis was for kiptum

Aurelia_the_boss_lady 14hTunaomba akikimbia aoene sura ya kiptum mpaka aanguke๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚indeed he didn't want him to defeat him๐Ÿ˜ฎstrippie._kid hHatuna stress๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚iyo ishaenda..kenya position 1๐Ÿ˜Ž7 ngechu_dagi 14hโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ_

.kunguni._wa._naks._ 13hmbona hapo nyuma wameandika marathon Aiko๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’”justice ifanyike๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

thee_k.i.n.g.p.i.n Naona apo nyuma wamesema marathon Aiko๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

sextone_ke Kiptum wont be there right behind you to support and give you hope as he always did but his spirit will be there GO SHINE GOAT ๐Ÿ 

teddy_genius 14hKiptum would have won it5

funi.danny All that goes around comes around....๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ขhope mnanielewa๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

denkashyBefore akufe mungu kumbuka president

mista_edu_edu Akishindwa.. Hizo madhogodhania ya kutema mate kwa coffin imeanza kufanya kazi๐Ÿ˜‚

Eluid Kipchoge is a long-distance marathoner and was formerly specialized in the 5000 meters.

The athlete stunned the world as he proved to the world that "No man is limited' as he became the first man in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon.

He has broken several world records since 2003 when he claimed a stunning gold medal in the world championships in Paris.

In 2023, Eluid ran the B.A.A  Boston Marathon where he ran and shocked Kenyans as he took sixth place after the tough race.

He then returned to Berlin to win the race. Some Netizens hope that this year 2024, he will represent Kenyans and moreover, honor Kiptum's wish as he was set to participate before his death.