Kipchoge crosses the finish line to claim “the best win of my life.”
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Red-hot favorite Eliud Kipchoge stormed to a runaway gold medal in a wet men's marathon Sunday, the final day of competition at the Rio Olympics.The Kenyan broke away at the 35 km mark and romped home to win in a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 44 seconds – over a minute quicker than Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa, who took silver, before claiming his life could be in danger. American Galen Rupp, the 10,000-meter silver medalist in London four years ago, claimed bronze in 2:10:05 .It was a seventh victory in eight marathons for the 31-year-old phenomenon, who won the London Marathon for the second year running in April, coming within eight seconds of Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57 .
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