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No Human Is Limited

The Autobiography of the First Man to Run a Marathon in Under Two Hours


From the greatest marathon runner in history and the person who redefined the limits of marathon running comes an awe-inspiring memoir that proves a positive and unwavering attitude can lead to achieving the seemingly impossible.

Now, for the first time, Eliud Kipchoge - the only person in history to run a marathon in less than two hours - tells his powerful and inspiring life story. From growing up in a single-parent household on a farm in rural Kenya and hauling gallons of milk on his bicycle to sell at the local market, to competing in shorter races before finding his true calling in the marathon, Eliud’s story is one of remarkable perseverance and drive.

Discover the qualities that helped guide this soft-spoken champion to achieve a feat that had once seemed impossible. Known by his peers as 'the philosopher', Eliud’s success is the result of his drive, discipline and steady focus on setting small, incremental goals. Eliud also draws back the curtain on his intense mental and physical training programme, which is made up not only of early-morning runs and gruelling workouts but also of daily chores, finding ways to give back to others, and sourcing strength from his family, friends and team-mates.

Powerful, moving and inspirational, No Human is Limited is the story of a person realising his potential through hard work and self-discipline, and shows us all that we have the capacity within us to achieve greatness.

Eliud Kipchoge was raised in Kapsisiywa, Kenya, where he met his coach, Olympic medalist Patrick Sang, at the age of sixteen. In addition to becoming the first person in history to run a marathon in less than two hours, Eliud has won twelve out of the thirteen marathon races he’s entered, and holds the official IAAF marathon world record. He also won the Olympic gold medal in the 2016 Rio Games. He currently lives with his wife and three children in Eldoret, Kenya.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (March 3, 2022)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471194115