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  • Kipchoge then said his main focus is on Saturday's race and thoughts of trying the sub two-hour marathon on a normal course have not crossed his mind.

Eliud Kipchoge has said that he is in great shape and ready to make history when he attempts to become the first athlete to run the marathon in under two hours on Saturday.

Speaking in the pre-race press conference two days before the INEOS 1:59 Challenge goes down in in Vienna, Austria, the Kenyan distance running legend said he is rearing to go.

"I am feeling well. I have been on the course, which is extremely good. I am waiting for Saturday," Kipchoge said.

"To run in Berlin and to run in Vienna are two different things. Berlin is running and breaking a world record. Vienna is running to making history. They are two very different things."

The official start time of the race will be confirmed on Friday, but it will be between 6am and 10am on Saturday.

"Vienna is a sporting city. All the crowd loves sport in Vienna. The course is flat, it’s fast. It’s in a park where we’re in a natural environment. It’s great to be here."

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