It’s about marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run a 26.2-mile marathon in under two hours.
Is that even humanly possible? It hasn’t been done yet in any official marathon.
If you’ve ever chased a PR, you’ve probably looked at all the little variables you can control to get to the finish line faster…
We won’t give away the details.
You’ll also learn 7 lessons from Kipchoge to help you run your own race, be it a 5K, 26.2-mile marathon, or beyond.
He knew then, that if he wanted to become a great runner, it would take patience, practice, and even failure.
Marathon World Records 2003-Current
In the 1:59 Challenge, Sang was a driving force behind Kipchoge’s training, which included identifying and developing every possible advantage to help him try and prove it’s possible to run a marathon in under two hours.
Tip: Thinking about hiring a coach? Before you jump in, make sure you’re a good fit. Once you find a coach you like, follow the plan, do the work, and get feedback to keep improving.
Tip: Whether you try the VaporFly or not isn’t important.
This included a team of nutritionists.
Not sure where to start? Practice fueling during your next long run. For example:
Even after winning dozens of marathons, setting a world record, and winning Olympic medals, Kipchoge knows success starts by making a decision to do whatever it takes to be your very best, even if that means learning from failure.
“No human is limited.”
Tip: You're probably not going to shut down an entire city and hire an entourage to help you set a PR. But let this documentary serve as a reminder that shopping around for the perfect race (course profile, time of year, aid station support, etc.), may be just the thing to help you finish your first marathon, qualify for Boston, or get from where you are to where you want to be.