From the greatest marathon runner in history and the person who redefined the limits of marathon running comes an awe-inspiring memoir that proves a positive and unwavering attitude can lead to achieving the seemingly impossible.
Now, for the first time, Eliud Kipchoge – the only person in history to run a marathon in less than two hours – tells his powerful and inspiring life story. From growing up in a single-parent household on a farm in rural Kenya and hauling gallons of milk on his bicycle to sell at the local market, to competing in shorter races before finding his true calling in the marathon, Eliud’s story is one of remarkable perseverance and drive.
Discover the qualities that helped guide this soft-spoken champion to achieve a feat that had once seemed impossible. Known by his peers as ‘the philosopher’, Eliud’s success is the result of his drive, discipline and steady focus on setting small, incremental goals. Eliud also draws back the curtain on his intense mental and physical training programme , which is made up not only of early-morning runs and gruelling workouts but also of daily chores, finding ways to give back to others, and sourcing strength from his family, friends and team-mates.