Any other person would’ve stopped, taken a second to fix their shoes and then keep going. Not Eliud Kipchoge. At the 2015 Berlin Marathon, Kipchoge managed to clock a personal best of 2:04 despite the insoles of his shoes falling out.
It was the sixth marathon of his career and it seemed like he was determined to try and get the world record. Stopping maybe would’ve cost him 10 seconds and I guess when you’re trying to do something better than anyone else ever has, you can’t afford to lose that time. I’m sure his feet were beat up but the hefty pay day for winning helps.
Watch Kipchoge’s incredible run below:
From Chris Chavez: When I sat down with Feyisa Lilesa in Flagstaff, Arizona last month for a fun chat, we spent some time talking about Kipchoge. Even an athlete like Lilesa marvels at how tough Kipchoge is. He said that he remembers some of the other Kenyans telling Kipchoge about the insoles really early on in the race. Kipchoge first cited the problems at the first kilometer and said he felt something was weird. Lilesa was was third in the race in 2:06:57 and now he just laughs recalling how weird that was to see.