RBR Sports +SATV: Athlete of the Month (Sept 2015): Eliud Kipchoge



How does one talk about Eliud Kipchoge?

A brilliant beginning to his career, with his gold medal performance at the age of 18 in Saint Denis, France for the 5000 meters. A stellar decade on the track, in World Champs and Olympic Games.

Then, the transformation. From 2011 to 2013, Eliud Kipchoge moved from the track to the roads. It was a difficult transistion, but Eliud persisted. His win in Chicago in October 2014 signaled a marathoner with the speed of a track guy and the strength of a cross country star. His move in the Windy City was something to behold.

Then, April 2015, where he and Wilson Kipsang battled for nearly 25 miles before Eliud Kipchoge used that old school speed and just kicked away from the former World record holder.

KIpchoge's run in Berlin was phenomenal. Consider that the insoles of his shoes battled him for 24 miles, Eliud Kipchoge's feet were battered, but his smile was intact. His 2:04:00 marathon was the fastest of the year.

That is why he recieved our September 2015 RunBlogRun Global Athlete of the Month video award.

On November 6, Eliud Kipchoge was given the AIMS Marathoner of the Year award.

Now, Eliud has his sites on Rio. Mr. Kipchoge sees his destiny as moving from the 5000 meter medal platforn in Saint Denis to the medal stands in Rio.

Special thanks to the Shoe Addicts for their video salute!

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