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• Organisers unveil starting point for Kipchoge’s marathon record attempt

Kipchoge will attempt to be the first man to run the 42-kilometre distance in under two hours, a feat, if achieved – and which is highly likely – is, in Kipchoge’s own words, “like man landing on the moon.” 

October 12 is the date for the attempt which has been put together by giant British chemical company INEOS and dubbed the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge”, given the fact that Kipchoge is aiming at stopping the clock at one hour and 59 minutes, with a leeway of 59 seconds, as long as he dips under 2:00:00.

There’s an eight-day window, between October 12 and 20, for the Vienna attempt, just to be sure the right weather conditions are realised.

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