“I am running to make history, to show that no human is limited. It’s not about money, it’s about showing a generation of people that there are no limits,” Kenya’s world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, told reporters ahead of his second attempt to break the two-hour mark in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna on Saturday 12 October 2019.
Kipchoge broke the official marathon record by running 2:01:39 in the 2018 Berlin Marathon. Last month, Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele fell two seconds short of that mark in this year’s race.
“Running Berlin and running Vienna are different. Running Berlin is for winning and running a world record, Vienna is like going to the moon,” he added.
“I am feeling well. I have run on the course and it is a good course. It is flat and very fast and in the park where we can enjoy the environment. I am ready for Saturday,” he said.
The “INEOS 1:59 Challenge” funded by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, owner of chemical firm INEOS.