Tuesday, October 8, 2019- Olympic Marathon Champion and World Record Holder, Eliud Kipchoge, was flown on a luxury private jet from Eldoret to Vienna, Austria ahead of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.
The legendary marathon runner is attempting to make history by running a marathon under 2 hours.
The INEOS 1:59 Challenge is sponsored by British billionaire Sir Tom Ratcliffe who is the owner of chemical firm INEOS.
Sir Ratcliffe sent a Gulfstream G280 to Eldoret Eldoret International Airport last night where Kipchoge and his team boarded heading to Vienna.
The jet is valued at $24.5 million (Sh2.45 billion).
The Official said date for the marathon has yet to be confirmed but the target date is October 12 if all goes as planned.
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Kipchoge, who missed breaking the two-hour mark by just 25 seconds in Monza Italy in 2017, has likened his upcoming attempt to Neil Armstrong's historic moon landing in 1969.
"It is not about a world record. It is about passing the message of inspiration to the whole human family. I am already the record holder for marathon but I need to do this for the human family and prove that no human is limited.
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The Kenyan DAILY POST.