Video of Eliud Kipchoge’s Workout in Kenya Before His Sub 2 Hour Marathon Attempt

Later this week, Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to become the first human to run 26.2 miles in under two hours. 7 weeks ago, we traveled to Kenya to try to figure out what makes him so special.

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May 2, 2017

In March, spent much of a day with Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge in Kenya, seven weeks before he attempts this weekend be the first human to run under two hours for the marathon distance. saw Kipchoge do a trackworkout at 6:15 am in Eldoret, Kenya. The workout was 5 sets of 2k, 1k with 200m walk/jog between reps and sets. Jonathan Gault writes about the workout in great detail here.

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Sometimes however, a picture is worth a thousand words and below we have video of much of the workout. Beautiful and simple running from Kipchoge in Kenya:

Check out Part II where we traveled to Kipchoge’s training base in Kaptagat, and toured the Global Sports Communication camp and discussed Kipchoge’s career and why he’s part of Nike’s sub-2:00 project, Breaking2.

LRC Photo Gallery of Kipchoge’s Workout and His Training Camp

Kipchoge working out

Kipchoge working out (click for 100+ photo gallery)


More from our trip to Kenya.

Note: was able to observe this workout as part of the IAAF’s Day in the Life program. The IAAF worked with Kipchoge’s management agency, Global Sports Communication, to make Kipchoge available and the IAAF arranged and paid for’s Weldon Johnson’s travel within in Kenya.