Kipruto admits he's not in top form saying, "My preparations are not perfect."
"One characteristic of champions is that they often find a way to win, even when they shouldn’t."
"When I heard Kenyans singing and cheering us up in the stadium, I suddenly got the energy to chase Girma to the finish line. I said I was not going to let them down. They gave me the motivation and I dedicate the gold medal to the fans,"
Kipruto talks about the temptations that arise when you gain a huge amount of wealth very quickly. He cautions, "If you have money, life can become very complicated or simple. I learned that the excitement of making it complicated is not very productive."