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Eliud Kipchoge astounded the world last weekend by running a world record marathon in Berlin – breaking his previous record. Eliud is also known for being the first athlete to run a marathon in less than 2 hours – although it is not recognized officially. The world record in Berlin is seen as the best accomplishment overall in athletics. How did he do it? 


Eliud says everyone has a call or goal in life, and his call was to run a sub-2-hour marathon. “But do you have, I ask myself and I ask everybody, do you have the system that can assist you to break that call?” he asks. Thus, it is no use having a call or goal, you also have to have a system in place to reach that goal.


“I will give you an example,” he says.” Personally, I had the system. And the system is the right team-mates, the right coaches, the right management... And above all – being consistent.”


"I always tell people that this is a really simple deal: Work hard!" says Eliud Kipchoge. " Only the disciplined ones in life are free. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods and your passions. I'm strict about my work goals and training. If you’re taking shortcuts, you can’t be free. I have kept a training diary to record my plans and my feelings and emotions for a long time," says Eliud.


Eliud says: “In the journey of life there are ups and downs. In marathons there are a lot of challenges, ups and downs, there is pain in training, pain in running, and joy at the end of the marathon.” He says: “I’m sending a message to every individual in this world that when you work hard, when you actually concentrate, when you set your priorities high, when you actually set your goals and put them in your heart and in your mind and in your mind, you will accomplish, without any question."


Eliud learnt the right habits to succeed in life and to reach nearly miraculous goals. “Personally, I don’t believe in limits,” Kipchoge says. “The moment you tell your mind ‘I am not able to do this,’ miracles cannot happen.”


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