Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield

The incredible, inspiring story of the man who ran ‘the greatest race of all time’

In the middle of a troubled and brawling world: some hope and inspiration. In last week’s edition of The Spectator we ran a piece by Jim de Zoete about the incredible story of David Rudisha, the Masai warrior and 800 metres world champion who ran what Sebastian Coe has described as ‘the greatest race of all time’ at the London 2012 Olympics.

Rudisha has spent the last few years recovering from injury, but he’ll be running again in the Commonwealth games next week. Watch him then, but tonight, watch Jim de Zoete’s documentary about Rudisha and his coach, an Irish missionary called Brother Colm. 10pm BBC4. It’ll give you faith in the world again.

100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story is on BBC Four at 10pm tonight (22 July).

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