“One tip actually to improve running is to walk your talk, is to be consistent in training and dedicate yourself fully.. improvement actually goes hand in hand with dedication.” – Eliud Kipchoge
I had a chance to interview Eliud Kipchoge for the Extramilest Show. Available on Youtube now. Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathoner of all time. He is the marathon world record holder and two times Olympic gold medalist. He has been my hero and personal inspiration for many years.
I recently sat down for a 15 minute Zoom interview and a few days later got the opportunity to join my friend Lewis for a coffee with Eliud in Eugene, Oregon. We had another great conversation and I shot some photos of Eliud.
We discuss Eliud’s training, running advice for non-elite runners looking to improve and his new Universal Pictures movie, “The Last Milestone”. This is an incredible film that documents his journey of successfully attempting to break the 2 hour marathon mark and leave his place in history.
More than 500 million people watched this event live and most people said Sub 2 was impossible. Although Eliud has achieved everything in running, he is such a humble and kind person.
Hope you enjoy this conversation with Eliud!
Links and Tools mentioned:
- ELIUD KIPCHOGE on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
- Where to watch The Last Milestone
- Nike Breaking2 (2017)
- INEOS 1:59 challenge (2019)
- COROS PACE 2 Eliud Kipchoge Edition
- Oura Ring
- Abbott’s Libre Sense, glucose meter
- SIFAN HASSAN on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
- Welcome to The Extramilest Show, Eliud! Floris asks if Eliud’s legs have recovered from running and winning the gold medal in the Olympic Marathon (11 days prior). Eliud on his recovery and feeling happy about the gold medal in Tokyo. [2:01]
- Eliud’s thoughts on heart rate training and data [3:36]
- On the first and second sub 2 hour marathon attempts (Nike’s Breaking2 in Monza, 2017 and the INEOS 1:59 challenge, in 2019). Seeing first attempt as a success, because Eliud was the first human to ‘dare to try’. Transferring the experience to Vienna and achieving as a team. [4:46]
- On running sub 5, 4, 3 hour marathons. Having the systems in place to break your target. Being consistent, believing you can achieve your goals and not missing training. [8:21]
- 500 million people watched the INEOS 1:59 challenge and many turned up on the day. The Last Milestone movie covers many elements in the journey leading up to that event. [10:35]
- Movie trailer [11:10]
- Eliud’s thoughts on seeing a movie about his life and as an inspiration to the next generation. [13:11]
- Floris asks Eliud for high-level thoughts on how recreational runners can look to improve. “Please enjoy!” [14:07]
- The benefits of different types of training runs. [15:30]
- Improvement and dedication. Walking your talk. [16:40]
- Takeaways by Floris from his in person conversation with Eliud [16:40]
- A closer look into Eliud’s Strava and training details. [18:41]