That's a sentence that should put a smile on any running fan's face.
At Sunday's NN Mission Marathon in the Netherlands, the 26.2-mile GOAT will compete over his specialty distance for the first time since he was upset at the London Marathon in October. What to expect?
Aside from Kipchoge, the race features two other sub-2:06 men in Filex Chemonges and Laban Korir, as well as 2012 Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich. That's right: the last two Olympic marathon champions will be squaring off this weekend at an airport in the Netherlands once commandeered by the Nazis during World War II.
Kipchoge will be favored to win, but for the first time in a long time, there are questions about the 36-year-old. Was his 8th-place finish in London simply the result of a freak ear blockage, or the first sign of slippage from an unprecedented peak? And will his result on Sunday affect his chances of being selected for Kenya's Olympic marathon team? LetsRun.com's Jonathan Gault got the scoop from Kipchoge's agent Valentijn Trouw, which you can read right here.
So set those alarms (the race starts at 2:30 a.m. ET on Sunday). Or just go to letsrun.com when you wake up Sunday morning. Either way, one thing is sure...
Kipchoge is back, baby!
Photo by Dan Vernon for Virgin Money London Marathon
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