100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story – BBC Four Documentary

Airing at 10:00pm on Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, ‘100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story’ takes an in-depth look at the greatest 800 metres runner in history.

Filmed over a ten year period, the documentary starts off in 2005 where viewers are introduced to a shy 16-year-old arriving for training. Dreaming of emulating his father’s 1968 Olympic silver, David begins training with the somewhat unlikely coach, Irish Catholic missionary Brother Colm O’Connell.

The pair then set off on a long journey marked by injury, disappointment and even terror, all culminating in possibly the greatest track and field performance of the London 2012 games, Rudisha’s gold medal winning and record breaking 800m run. Speaking later about his victory and new record time, David said: “I decided to go for it.”

Featuring interviews with Seb Coe and Steve Cram, this epic, magical and uplifting tale gives viewers unprecedented access to one of the worlds greatest ever athletes.