Back in Kenya: It's time to recover, train for Olympics - Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge said he is ready to train for the next marathon.

In Summary

•Kipchoge is part of the four-man team named by Athletics Kenya to lead the country's charge for a podium finish at the Olympics. 

•Other members of the team include Boston Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, Vincent Kipchumba and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto. 

World Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge./COURTESY
World Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge./COURTESY

World men's marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is back in Kenya after his win in the Netherlands.

Kipchoge set his sights on a second Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics after a win at the NN Mission Marathon in Enschede in the Netherlands last week. 

Kipchoge was competing for the first time after a disappointing eighth-place finish at the London Marathon in October last year. 

The Olympics marathon champion clocked 2:04:30 to finish first ahead of training partner Jonathan Korir, who timed second in 2:06:40 with Eritrean Goitom Kifle ,  third in 2:08:00. 

Via Twitter on Monday, Kipchoge said he is ready to train for the next marathon.

I am back in Kenya after a great race in The Netherlands. Now it's time for recovery work before we start training again,” he said.

Kipchoge is part of the four-man team named by Athletics Kenya to lead the country's charge for a podium finish at the Olympics. 

Other members of the team include Boston Marathon champion Lawrence Cherono, Vincent Kipchumba and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto.