European record-breaking Turkish athlete Kaan Kigen Ozbilen aims to finish a marathon in under 2:04:00 for winning a 2020 Summer Olympics medal in Tokyo.
Ozbilen broke Mo Farah’s European record in the Valencia Marathon on Dec. 1, finishing at 2:04:16 mark, nearly a minute better than Farah’s 2:05:11.
Ozbilen finished the race at second place, trailing only to Ethiopian debutant Kinde Atanew, who won in a course record of 2:03:51.
“My training partner is a world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge and all my training level was showing under 2:04:00. So, it was an expected result which had to come earlier.