The first trailer of Kipchoge: The Last Milestone, a documentary detailing the iconic Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two hour marathon in 2019 has been released.
Kipchoge on Thursday shared the trailer of the iconic moment on his social media account. He wrote: ‘Join me on my journey as I prepared to make history by running a marathon under two hours. I hope by watching this film you will also feel inspired to run. Coming this summer!’
The video was received by fans and lovers of the marathon runner who expressed their excitement for the documentary that is set to be released by August 23.
Kipchoge: The Last Milestone, is produced by Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott’s production company.
Kipchoge in the 2019 marathon made history as he became the first man recorded to run a full marathon (42.195km) under two hours. He clocked 1:59:40 in the race that was held in Vienna, Austria.
The sub-two hour marathon was a challenge sponsored by British Chemical Company-INEOS to beat his earlier held record of 2:01:39. The project was under the slogan ‘No Human is Limited’.
Kipchoge’s management, the Global Sports Communication stable in a statement said it was necessary to document the iconic moment as an inspiration to humanity.
“We are excited to announce a cinematic portrait of the barrier-breaking journey of NN Running Team superstar Eliud Kipchoge to create history and become the first man to run a sub-two-hour marathon is set to be released next month,” said the statement.
“By breaking the magical two-hour barrier in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, Eliud Kipchoge showed what great strength lies in pure willpower, dedication and commitment. Eliud broke a great barrier in sport and in doing so he gave hope and inspiration. Others might do the same in music or politics or business or any other area which is close to their hearts.”
“One of the goals of this project was to show the world that “No Human Is Limited” and inspire people around the world. The aim was to make it bigger than athletics and bigger than sport,” said Valentijn Trouw, Kipchoge’s manager who led the performance side of the challenge.
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