The fastest marathon runner of all time blamed a blocked ear for a below par London Marathon, where he finished 8th, a whole minute behind the winner

  • Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest marathon runner of all time, blamed his disappointing eighth placed finish at the 2020 London Marathon on a blocked ear.
  • Kipchoge crossed the line on Sunday with a time 2:06:49, over a minute behind winner Shura Kitata.
  • "I got it in the last 15km," Kipchoge, said, according to The Guardian. "I felt it was not normal so I tried to take in saliva to open the ear and just tried to breathe normally, but my right ear couldn't open."
  • "I'm really disappointed but this is sport."
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Eliud Kipchoge won the 2019 London Marathon by producing the second fastest marathon time in history, however, this year, the Kenyan superstar could only muster an eighth place finish.

The reason? A blocked ear.

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