The Olympic champion and World record holder, Kipchoge, for the second time will attempt to run the marathon under two hours at the Ineos 1:59 Challenge.
“Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest ever marathon runner and the only athlete in the world who has any chance of beating the two-hour time. Nobody’s been able to achieve this. It’s not unlike trying to put a man on the moon.” The Ineos chairman, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, said.
Kipchoge added: “I’ve been informed Vienna has a fast and flat course, nicely protected by trees. The course is as well situated in the heart of this beautiful city, which will enable a great number of spectators to be part of this historical event.”
In his first attempt of a sub-2-hour marathon on the Formula One race track in Monza Italy Kipchoge clocked 1 hour and 25 seconds. His time was not a record eligible since he was assisted by pacemakers who ran set sections of the course.
Kipchoge clocked an official World recrd of 2:01:39 at last years Berlin Mararhon. He also clocked the second fastest marathon in history at this year in London.
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