SDSU Aztec wrote:
big dave22 wrote:
Boss race. Legit world junior record (lulz at the boy wonder Kwemoi who can't even finish a race anymore).
In another thread people were claiming that Kipchoge lied about his age by at least 6 years. I pointed out that someone with Kipchoge's natural ability would likely to have been world class at 18 so why would he want to shut down his career for 6 years. The answer was that it was impossible for an 18-year old to break 13:00.
So now we have an 18-year old running 3:30 and there are no age cheat accusations. Is it because Kipchoge is from a "sh*t-hole" country?
Kipchoge , in 2003, beat Kenenisa Bekele and Hicham El Guerrouj in the World Championships 5000m.
Unless you really believe that an 18 year old beat both Bekele and El Guerrouj in their primes, Kipchoge is most definitely several years older than his stated age. Which, honestly, is not a bad thing. It means that he's dominating the marathon in his late 30s.