Athletics legend Kipchoge on a bigger mission at Olympics

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates with the Kenyan flag after winning the "Hamburg Marathon" taking place at the Twente airport in Enschede, the Netherlands on April 18, 2021 as part of the qualification for the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

Photo credit: Piroschka Van De Wouw | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Marathon defending champ wants to cement his legacy and empower the youth.
  • Kenya’s marathon team leaves the country for Sapporo on Monday.

Eliud Kipchoge, who will be defending his title at the Olympics, is no doubt the greatest marathoner of all time.

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