NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge said Monday that he will
draw inspiration from the hard battle to retain his World
Marathon Majors (WMM) crown in 2019.
Kipchoge won the
Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 in September, improving the previous
world record by 1 minute and 18 seconds, the biggest single
improvement in a men’s marathon world record since 1967.
Kipchoge is among
the favorites expected to wrest in the series dubbed “Where
Champions Run” in the streets of Tokyo, London, Boston, Chicago
and New York.
He leads the leader
board after chalking maximum points in the first round in Berlin
“The key to running
well a marathon is all in the mind. Hard work and determination
are key. I want to do well on the global scene and once my
management have decided, I will know, which city I will be
racing in next,” Kipchoge said in Eldoret.