Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge cemented his name in the history books once again with another stunning marathon win in oppressive conditions in Sapporo.
The world record holder clocked 2hr 08min 38sec to win gold, becoming only the third man to win consecutive marathon titles.
While Kipchoge was again a class above on his way to the insane feat with runners dropping out like flies, the minor medals were a four way battle just over a minute behind.
The Netherlands’ Abdi Nageeye, Belgium’s Bashir Abdi, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono and Spain’s Ayad Lamdassem were all behind Kipchoge and fighting it out for silver and bronze.
But on the final straight, Nageeye made his move — and incredibly dragged Abdi along with him.
The Somali-born athletes may have been representing different nations but Nageeye made his move and then “did a Dubler”, beckoning Abdi past Cherono to come and take…