Citizen TV will broadcast the much anticipated INEOS 1:59, the last barrier of modern athletics this weekend.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to run the first sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna.
“I am very excited to be here in Vienna. I have now seen the course for the first time and it looked great. I can’t wait to run on it and hopefully I will see you all there this weekend,” he said as quoted by INEOS 1:59 on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Kipchoge was spotted with several pacemakers on their first run on the INEOS 1:59 course.
Pictures of the marathoner showed him preparing for the historic run.
As Kipchoge gears up for the INEOS 1:59 challenge, Kenyans continue to root for him, taking to social media to post messages of goodwill.
Kenyan professional footballer Victor Wanyama who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the Kenyan national team said:
“Let me take this earliest opportunity to wish my friend and countryman Eliud Kipchoge the best in the INEOS 1:59 in Vienna Austria this weekend. I believe you in your capability will run that marathon in 1:59 bro.”
Let me take this earliest opportunity to wish my friend and countryman @EliudKipchoge the best in the @INEOS159 in Vienna Austria this weekend.I believe you in your capability will run that marathon in 1:59 bro. pic.twitter.com/aSZP15MORc
— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) October 9, 2019
On Monday evening, when Kipchoge was about to leave country aboard a private jet, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority broadcasted a message through the intercom.
The Director General KCAA is reported to have requested Air Traffic Control to salute Kipchoge.
The audio below captured what the marathoner heard:
@CAA_Kenya …pat on the back! this was so cool 😎 we just had to put together a slide for it! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼!
— Kenya Airports (@KenyaAirports) October 8, 2019
Other messages to Kipchoge on Twitter were:
There is no doubt that Eliud Kipchoge is a G.O.A.T in marathon race,with the great determination,energy and courage he has shown,he will definitely break this record against time.
Wish you well son of our motherland @EliudKipchoge.#ineos159challenge #eliudkipchoge pic.twitter.com/n7v2HWypmL
— Didmus Barasa – OGW (@DidmusWaBarasa) October 9, 2019
The legend himself will take down the streets of Vienna this weekend, proving to the world that everything is possible.
Breaking t he world record didn’t make him relax, he is now going to be beat the immortal, TIME!! #eliudkipchoge pic.twitter.com/fRQHs2yTBW
— Mitchy254 (@Mitchy2541) October 9, 2019
— SharonSaina (@sharonsigner) October 9, 2019
— laizer lelei (@LaizerLelei) October 9, 2019
— Muigei Kiptoo. (@kazbeki_) October 9, 2019
Eliud Kipchoge is the greatest marathon runner of all-time. His level of motivation, mental and physical discipline and consistency is unrivalled.
If there is one person capable of running a marathon in less than two hours, it’s Eliud Kipchoge. #ineos159challenge #eliudkipchoge
— George Njoroge (@georgenjoroge_) October 9, 2019
— Omondi Otieno (@OmondiOtieno11) October 9, 2019
— mart mutegih (@martmutegih) October 9, 2019
— Fly Safarilink (@Flysafarilink) October 9, 2019
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