‘Fake!’ Makau Mutua trashes Eliud Kipchoge’s historic sub 2 hr time

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Makau Mutua
Makau Mutua

US based lawyer Makau Mutua has joined some naysayers in dismissing World Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge’s latest record after he completed a 26.2 miles(42 km) race in a once-inconceivable time of 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds.

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge

In an opinion piece published on Daily Nation, Makau said that Kipchoge’s fuss that no human beings are limited is misleading.

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He argued that the conditions favoured him to complete the INEOS challenge within the said duration.

Eliud Kipchoge running

He also argued that Kipchoge had pace setters who were friendly to him unlike in the real contest where you are often surrounded by rivals.

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He further said that the race to break the world record has not been held so far. He asked Kenyans to ignore the claims that human beings can do anything in this world. Makau said that the argument is unfounded and senseless.

Makau Mutua
Makau Mutua

“He ran against himself without having to be worried — or psyched out — by real competitors. Instead, he was escorted by friendly ‘sycophants’ brought there to help him break the two-hour barrier.

Makau Mutua
Makau Mutua

It’s like a boxer who knocks out a hapless sparring partner. Or a dictator running against himself. So, in a sense Mr Kipchoge’s ‘record’ is fake. The first true under-two-hour marathon hasn’t been run yet,” he posed.

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