All the details of Kipchoge's challenge to get down from the two hours in marathon
Little by little the 'peculiarities', as it were, of the assault of Eliud Kipchoge to the sub 2 hours in marathon, are being unraveled. The challenge, sponsored by the British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, owner of the petrochemical INEOS, who is the name of the challenge of the Kenyan athlete. Undoubtedly, the announcement of the ambitious project that features the current world marathon 'recordman' was a 'boom' in the world of sports. Well, the account of social networks created expressly for the challenge (@ INEOS159.), Has given all the details almost missing to know how it will be that attempt to reduce the two hours.
Vienna meets all the conditions
The chosen city is Vienna, the capital of Austria. The day, October 12. In principle the 12, since the organization reserves eight days more (until Sunday 20) depending on the meteorological conditions. Thus, it will not be London as it was speculated where Eliud will look for what until now has not been achieved by anyone. It will start early in the morning in a circuit formed by straight lines in a 96% and that has a total distance of 9.6km (4.3 ida and 4.3 turn). That will involve two big turns at the end of each line. The circuit is surrounded by green trees, which should provide freshness at a good time of the year in the Austrian capital.
"I've been analyzing the challenge and I think that from my Monza experience I'm in a much better position to run 26 seconds faster and make history," Kipchoge said after the project was announced.
More details on why Vienna was chosen can be found here https://t.co/buqzbuRkVD
- INEOS 1:59 Challenge (@ INEOS159) June 27, 2019
Very excited about Vienna being the setting of @ INEOS159. It has all the aspects of a beautiful and succesful course this October.
I hope to see you all there! pic.twitter.com/57fd5wngcY
- Eliud Kipchoge (@EliudKipchoge) June 27, 2019