Record-Breaking Marathon Runner Eliud Kipchoge Getting Doc Treatment – Deadline

Eliud Kipchoge, the Kenyan long-distance runner who holds the world record for the fastest marathon, will be the subject of a documentary directed by Jake Scott.

Kipchoge: The final Milestone is being produced by Ross Plummer through the Ridley Scott Creative Group, with Ridley Scott, Kevin Macdonald and Kai-Lu Hsiung serving as executive producers.

The film is in post-production. Dogwoof has entered global sales and will present the film at the AFM.

The doc shows Kipchoge trying to be the first to run a marathon in less than two hours, an achievement he did in Vienna in October 2019 (but not at an official event). It promises an intimate glimpse into the man, including footage from his home in Kenya, interviews with people close to him, and a chronicle of the intense training that goes into his attempt to record. The actual run was recorded by 16 DoPs that were placed along the racetrack in Vienna.

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“It was a privilege to work with director Jake Scott and his team to capture the story of my journey to break the two hour marathon barrier. I hope this film will share my message and inspire people all over the world for generations to have the courage to dream big and reach their limits, ”said Kipchoge.

“We wanted to document an extraordinary athlete who tried the seemingly impossible. On that day, Eliud Kipchoge ran for humanity, expressing his conviction that “no human is limited”. What we discovered was the power of humility to inspire, ”said Jake Scott.

“Eliud Kipchoge’s apparently superhuman record marathon performance is one of the most formidable athletic achievements of all time, and the way Jake and his team captured the event and preparation for it raises the bar for sports documentaries. At a time when we have all been able to make inspiring stories about what humanity can achieve and overcome, it will have a huge impact on audiences worldwide, ”added Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof.