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10 reasons why Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathon runner of all time

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Eliud Kipchoge’s history-making sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna in October 2019 is justifiably famous. But a new documentary film – Kipchoge: The Last Milestone – shows the inside story of the Olympic champion’s build-up to that extraordinary day.

With unprecedented access to the marathon world record holder and his team, the film follows Kipchoge from his training camp in Kenya in the months leading up to the event and takes a personal look at the athlete, including interviews with those closest to him and details of his daily rituals.

Here are 10 things we learned from watching it.

1 His childhood formed his drive

2 He has a seriously high pain tolerance

3 He was inspired to run by his coach

4 Humility is a core belief

5 He harnesses the power of the group

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