Eliud Kipchoge Offers Americans A Covid-19 Pep Talk

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by LetsRun.com
September 30, 2020

Today after the main press conference for Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon, LetsRun.com reporter Jonathan Gault had a one-on-one interview with marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge. After Kipchoge answered Gault’s final question, the always-classy Kipchoge offered a message of hope for Americans as the country continues to battle the Covid-19.

“I wish you all the best in America. I want to say sorry for what is happening in America as far as COVID is concerned. It has hit America in a bad way,” said Kipchoge of Covid-19 which has killed more than 200,000 Americans. “But I want to tell the Americans please take heart. COVID cannot make you lose self-esteem. Make sure in life, you joke around, make sure in life you keep positive, and all Americans will be great again.”

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) speaks to the media via Zoom in a virtual and socially distanced press conference from inside the official hotel and biosecure bubble for the historic elite-only 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. Photo: Bob Martin for London Marathon Events.

More: Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge Speak Ahead of 2020 London Marathon: WRs, Shoes, and Kipchoge’s COVID Message of Hope for the USA Great news fans. Bekele says he’s in the same shape at Berlin 2019 and admits its “really difficult” to see his track WRs fall. Kipchoge says Covid-19 shows why fans need to accept the new shoe technology and offers a message of hope to the USA.

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