Eliud Kipchoge won the Tokyo Marathon in a new course record of 2:02.40 minutes early morning Sunday.
Amos Kipruto notched a new Personal Best of 2:03.13 to finish second, while Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in a new course record of 2:16.02
Kipchoge, who is considered the greatest marathoner of all times, has now won four out the six World Marathon Major Races.
The 37-year-old world record holder over the distance dedicated the win to world peace, urging for dialogue and not war.
“I want to say I want this world to unite. If there are differences I want us to meet and speak, not fight. My win today is to bring positivity in this world.”
His sentiments come at a time the world is condemning Russia for invading Ukraine.
The two-time Olympics gold medalist’s next stop is New York Marathon.