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LIVE PHOTOS:Kipchoge’s INEOS159 challenge

By Mkarimu Media


Vienna, Austria

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge on the pace to try to run a marathon under two hours that has become a coveted barrier for the athletics fraternity.

Kipchoge requires to shave 26 seconds off his fastest ever 42-km-run from a previous attempt of this nature where he clocked 2:00:25 at the Monza race track in Italy in 2017.

The current world record recognised by IAAF, set by Kipchoge himself last year in Berlin, is 2:02:39.

Current speed is 21km/h.

INEOS 1:59 Challenge is being supported by INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, which also sponsors the children’s running charities, GO Run For Fun and The Daily Mile.

“I want to unlock that thought that there are limitations in the human being,” “There are no barriers when you believe in yourself and try and trust in what you are doing,” Kipchoge said in a past presser.

More to come.. 

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