INEOS Challenge: Kipchoge's race time set

Kipchoge will be attempting to run under two hours in a 42km race.

In Summary

• He arrived in the Austrian capital on Tuesday and was delighted and looking forward to the historical event.

• The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will be streamed live by YouTube on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge page. 

Eliud Kipchoge ahead of tomorrow's INEOS Challenge in Vienna, Austria.
Eliud Kipchoge ahead of tomorrow's INEOS Challenge in Vienna, Austria.
Image: COURTESY/ INEOS CHALLENGE

The INEOS Challenge start time has been set for 9.15am on Saturday.

“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 will be attempting to run under two hours in a 42km race.

The Olympic marathon champion left for Vienna on Monday night aboard Sir Jim’s Gulfstream G280, which was flown by two pilots from his British base to fly Kipchoge to the Austrian capital.

He arrived in the Austrian capital on Tuesday and was delighted and looking forward to the historic event.

"I am very excited to be here in Vienna. I have now seen the course for the first time and it looks great. I can't wait to run on it and hopefully I will see you all there this weekend," noted Kipchoge.

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will be streamed live by YouTube on the INEOS 1:59 Challenge page. 

"I am confident because I have been there before. All kilometers in the race are critical and I treat all the distance I will run as critical," the world marathon record holder said.

He seeks to shatter his own record set last year at the Berlin marathon of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.