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Boston Marathon Poses New Challenge for Kipchoge: Slow Down

World record-holder Eliud Kipchoge has the speed to outclass the rest of the field when he makes his Boston Marathon debut on Monday. 

To win, he may have to slow things down. 

The two-time Olympic gold medalist and 12-time major marathon champion knows that the 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton to Boston’s Back Bay isn’t like those flat and friendly courses where he established himself as perhaps the greatest distance runner of all time. 

No matter, he said: Breaking the tape is what’s important. 

Regardless of how long it takes. 

“I don’t mind about time,” said Kipchoge, who set the world record of 2 hours, 1 details ⇒

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