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Eliud Kipchoge, World marathon record holder has vowed to bounce back after falling short at the Boston Marathon on Monday evening.

While making his debut in Boston, Kipchoge finished sixth after clocking 2:09:23 in a race won by compatriot and defending champion Evans Chebet who clocked 2:05:54.

This marks Kipchoge’s only third loss in his illustrious marathon career and the first since the London Marathon in 2020 where he finished eighth.

In a social media post after the race, Kipchoge, 38, hinted that he might not be hanging his running shoes anytime soon.

“I live for the moments where I get to challenge the limits. It’s never guaranteed, and it’s never easy. Today was a tough day for me. I pushed myself as hard as I could but sometimes, we must accept that today wasn’t the day to push the barrier to a greater height, “ Kipchoge wrote on his official social media handles.

The champion still went ahead to congratulate his competitors and thanked everyone in Boston and from home for the incredible support he received adding that in sports you win and you lose and there is always tomorrow to set a new challenge.

The loss also means that Kipchoge will have to wait for at least another year in his quest to win all the six world marathon majors where he only lacks Boston and New York City Marathon titles.

By Jane Kibathi