In Summary
  • It won’t be the first time Kipchoge is trying to break the two-hour barrier, having come up short by 26 seconds when he clocked 2:00:25 during the Nike Breaking2 project on the Monza Formula 1 racetrack near Milan, Italy on May 6, 2017.
  • Here are five interesting things to know about the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge”

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge will be attempting to break the two-hour marathon barrier during the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge” this weekend in Vienna, Austria.

It won’t be the first time Kipchoge is trying to break the two-hour barrier, having come up short by 26 seconds when he clocked 2:00:25 during the Nike Breaking2 project on the Monza Formula 1 racetrack near Milan, Italy on May 6, 2017.

Here are five interesting things to know about the “INEOS 1:59 Challenge”

ISUZU SINGLE CABIN

An Isuzu Single Cabin worth Sh 4.1 million awaits the Olympic Marathon champion should he achieve the feat. Isuzu East Africa managing director Rita Kavasha made the disclosure when she hosted Kipchoge, their Isuzu brand ambassador, for breakfast last month.

Isuzu East Africa lived up to their promise last year when they presented Kipchoge, who is the Olympic Marathon champion, with an Isuzu Double Cabin worth Sh 5.9million after he set a new world marathon record when winning Berlin in 2 hours, 01 minutes and 39 seconds on September 16, last year.

NOT AN OFFICIAL RECORD

The 'sub-two' requires human intervention; a support system which means that the time he sets at a 9.6-kilometre loop of Vienna's Prater public park will not be recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) as an official record.

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