Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge Attempt Set for 7:15AM UK START TIME Saturday 12th October

Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge, current world record holder and winner of the London Marathon 2019, visits the finish line of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna ahead of his attempt to become the first human being to run a sub-two hour marathon. Photo: Jon Super for The INEOS 1:59 Challenge

Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to make history and become the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours will start at 7:15AM UK Time (8:15AM CEST) Saturday 12th October in Vienna, Austria.

The event will be broadcast worldwide live on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube page. It is a free event to attend and Kipchoge and his team are keen that a significant crowd will attend to cheer Kipchoge on and help him make history.

Fran Millar, CEO of TEAM INEOS, said:

“We took into account all the different parameters and the decision has been made that the INEOS 1:59 Challenge will start at 8:15AM CEST on Saturday 12th October.”

Kipchoge arrived in Vienna on 8th October, having flown from his training camp in Kaptagat in Kenya and has been acclimatising to Vienna and training on the course as part of his race-week preparations.

In a pre-event press conference held on 11th October Eliud Kipchoge said:

“I’m feeling well, I’m happy with the course and I am waiting for Saturday.

“Vienna is a sporting city. The crowd loves sport in Vienna and the course is flat and fast and in a park – a natural environment.

“Berlin was about running a world record, Vienna is about running and breaking history, like the first man on the moon.”

INEOS 1:59 Challenge Course Fly Through

Where & How you Can Watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube channel will stream the entire live broadcast of the event.

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