World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is the newest ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good, a global charity that supports children and young people by using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination, and disadvantage.
The announcement comes on the second anniversary of one of his greatest athletics feats, when he ran the fastest time ever in a marathon in Berlin in 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds– breaking the previous record by 78 seconds, the biggest improvement on the marathon world record in 51 years.
Kipchoge is also the first athlete to break the two-hour mark for a marathon, when he ran 1:59.40 in Vienna in October, 2019.
In an interview with Laureus Academy Member and Olympic legend Michael Johnson on Laureus.com, Kipchoge has confirmed his intention to compete in the marathon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year, even though he would be 36.
He says he is also looking forward to competing in the re-arranged London Marathon on October 4.