All eyes will be on world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he aims to run under two hours in a distance of 42 kilometers in the INEOS 1:59 challenge. The event will see the record holder take to the course in a date yet to be decided between October 12th and 20th depending on the weather conditions to break a record which he missed by 26 seconds in 2017 at the F1 circuit in Monza, Italy.

His starting time will be between 6 a.m and 10 a.m Kenyan time with Vienna chosen as the location for the event due to its favorable weather conditions in the month of October.

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Kipchoge departed for Vienna yesterday in a private jet (Sir Jim’s Gulfstream G280) from his training base together with his manager Patrick Sang and a few other staff members.

The better part of today has seen #KipchogeINEOSChallenge and #INEOS159 trending with varied reactions and words of encouragement from people around the world.

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As Parents Magazine Africa, we wish him all the best in his bid to run under 2 hours.