News : Kipchoge will return to Vienna on April 18
Eliud Kipchoge will return to the place where he made the human being run for the first time in a two-hour marathon. The world record holder will run in Vienna on April 18 an NN Mission Marathon that had been left in the air after the German authorities prohibited the celebration of the test in Hamburg, where it was originally planned.
More than 70 athletes in search of Olympic minimums (Others like Eliud will participate to prepare the appointment of the Games, for which they already have the ticket) in what will be the last marathon train to be able to be in the race that will be held in Sapporo and not in Tokyo due to the forecast of high temperatures in the Japanese capital.
A day for history
As we said, Kipchoge will return to the city where that famous INEOS 1:59 Challenge was held in which he achieved that great purpose that had eluded him two years before in the ‘Breaking 2’ of Monza. Accompanied by some of the best long distance runners in the world (the Ingebrigtsen, Lomong, Korir, Koech, Kiplimo, Kipserem, Tiernan, Murayama and company) acting as hares, Eliu made history in the Austrian capital, where thousands of fans flew him down the two hours (1:59:40). Without practically suffering and tracing a brutal pace of 2: 50 / km.
The African is obviously the great favorite to take victory in Vienna on April 18. Despite the fact that he will obviously neither seek nor hope that he is in record times, since he has his sights set on Olympic gold, seeing him in action is always a spectacle. More considering that his last marathon, in London, left him with a bitter taste after registering his worst result ever. “We had the best experience at the Prater in Vienna. Most of the equipment is still available and it is a great honor to welcome Eliud back to Vienna ”, commented the organizer.