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1st October 2019

Patrick Vieira shares his #NoHumanIsLimited story

"It doesn’t matter what you have, keep believing, keep working. Nothing is impossible”

As part of No Human Is Limited, in which some of the world's most inspirational people involved in sport have come together to tell their own personal stories of why no human is limited ahead of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break the two hour marathon barrier, OGC Nice manager and one of the best footballers of his generation, Patrick Vieira, has joined Chris FroomeAbdi Nageeye and Hermann Maier in sharing his story. 

Patrick Vieira’s legacy in football inspires millions around the world, not only to pursue sporting achievements but to learn from mistakes and embrace adversity, he insists that “life experience is the best education as it gives you the strength to succeed”.

Moving from his home town, Dakar, to Paris when he was just 8 years old, Patrick appreciates the challenges of adjusting to different cultures. As he says in his story, his experience of racism has made him stronger, it has motivated him and has shaped him as a player and as a person.

"It doesn’t matter what you have, keep believing, keep working. Nothing is impossible”

Named after Kipchoge’s personal mantra, No Human is Limited, the aim is to encourage people from across the world to embrace this philosophy, to break down their own barriers, sporting or otherwise and believe no one is limited in their lives.

Patrick Vieira said: "I don’t know where the limit is and I don't want to fix myself a limit. There will always be something above that you will want to achieve.”

"I strongly believe that during my career I had limits put on me by other people. My challenge was to show them there's no limit, to show that I can go as high as they don't even think about.”

“I absolutely believe that Eliud can do it because he is fully focused and he has the right support to make it happen. I think he's really up for it, he is so driven, it has become an obsession.”

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