Eliud Kipchoge To Work With Manchester United In New Improvement Strategy

Manchester United’s new minority owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is aiming to use Kenyan marathoners, led by former world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and his coaches to try improve the club’s fortunes.

The Daily Mail reported that Ratcliffe, aBritish billionaire and Kipchoge have a close relationship as the Briton, through his company Ineos, funded Kipchoge’s historic feat in 2019 when he  became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours.

According to the reports, in French top tier side Nice, also owned by Ratcliffe’s company Ineos, Kenyan running coaches have given players tips on pace explosions, and how to be quicker off the mark.

Kenyan marathon runners have also given talks to the New Zealanders on mental endurance.

This partnership is believed to mirror what worked in the background in Kipchoge’s historic run, as he borrowed greatly from Ineos’ other ventures in sailing and motorsports, using their expertise and scientific methods to do his sub-two-hour run.

Manchester United has acquiring star players such as Cameroonian keeper Andre Onana at the start of the season, but however continues to struggle as their dream to win the Premier League 2023-2024 title continuesto fade.

Thr club is at position six with 24 points, trailing Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Aston Villa respectively.

INEOS, which is one of Eliud Kipchoge’s biggest sponsors is owned by Sir Latvliffe.

Kipchoge ran the 42 km marathon under two hours in the INEOS 1:59 challenge in October 2019, clocking 1:59:40 in the marathon and unofficially broke a world record, making him the star marathoner at INEOS’ NN running team.


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