Eliud Kipchoge 1:59:40 – Inspirational Video
Only the disciplined ones are free in life
If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods
You are a slave to your passions
If he does this
Everyone will know one marathon runner at least
They’ll know the guy that broke two hours in a marathon.
And they’ll know him as Eliud, yes.
The scientists in the whole world; they were saying the first human being
to run under two hours will be in the year 2075
But I have proved them wrong
We have liftoff
“Apollo Kipchoge” is up and away and the challenge is very easy to say
to run 26.2 miles
(or) forty two point two kilometers in under two hours; very easy to say
Rather more difficult to achieve but there are thousands if not millions of people will be going out for a Saturday run today
Well, this could be the most famous Saturday run the world has ever seen.
[Cut] And we’re keeping an eye out here for the first changeover. The atmosphere out on the course is
absolutely electric. And there is the laser pacer if you like; that is the pace that will bring him home inside two hours. This is
Going to be, if he does it, an achievement
Off the scale. It’s never been done before
And I think it transcends running, sport, and it really truly pushes the boundaries as we’ve never seen before
and we are now into the last twenty minutes of this being a reality
It is absolutely fascinating, his eyes are like dinner plates. He’s having to talk himself through this
He’s a man, possessed
But you know
he’s trying to become a pioneer and a trailblazer right now and it’s a threshold so bold and
Inconceivable, yet here we stand at the doorstep with the notion that the human spirit could take us across it
If you want to be successful
You must respect one rule and that rule is: Never lie to yourself
There he goes, he’s going through the pack right there! He’s telling them to move away
“Come on” he says, “Come on, this is it”. Shalane, final thoughts?
This is incredible. Eliud’s performance Is such a gift to the world whose running is a gift to all of us. I feel so blessed to be here today
I feel like, I hope everyone can hear me smiling through this microphone right now. I cannot stop smiling
Neil Armstrong we had on the moon in 1969
We had Roger Bannister, the four-minute mile 65 years ago.
This humble farmer (Eliud Kipchoge)
who used to run two miles to school every day and back he used to go to the nearest town on his bike to sell
milk at the local market and now through hard work and discipline
He’s pointing! “Come on!” he says
Eliud Kipchoge, has the hand of history on his shoulder, less than 200 meters to go!
Eliud Kipchoge — WOOAHHH
1:59:40, the unofficial time
Oh there’s his wife
Eliud Kipchoge storms into the history books in Vienna
1:59:40 the unofficial time
The first man to run a marathon in under two hours
One final lung busting stride for Kipchoge
One giant leap for human endeavor