NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has
refused to confirm if he will compete at the World Championships
in Doha, Qatar next year.
Speaking on arrival
in Eldoret on Friday, the Kenyan runner said the decision on
where to run rests with his coach Patrick Sang and his
management team. “For now I take a deserved rest and recover. I
hope to get back to my best form soon because the shoes I used
are meant to speed up the recovery and they were comfortable,”
he told Xinhua.
conquered every course he has competed except the World Marathon
Championships. He was selected for the London 2017 World
Championships but declined to honor the call and instead went
for a record attempt at the Berlin Marathon.
registered wins in Hamburg, Rotterdam, Berlin, London (three
times), Chicago, the Rio Olympics and Monza (Italy). Of all
this top achievements, he believes his latest win in London was
the hardest because of the high temperatures.
“I have never run a
race in such high temperatures like [I did] in London. It was
hot to me and to everyone who took part. I will not complain
about it but focus on the next race,” he said.
The 33-year old,
says he still has his focus on the 2:02:57 world record mark of
compatriot Dennis Kimetto.
Kipchoge won over
350,000 U.S. dollars in his victory at the London marathon. This
includes 250,000 USD from the World Marathon Majors, 55,000 USD
prize money and a 50,000 USD time bonus for running under two
hours and five minutes.