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Kipchoge heads to Vienna in a private jet to beat own record

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World champion Eliud Kipchoge has flown to Vienna in an attempt to beat his own record by running under 2 hours.

Eliud Kipchoge flew on Monday night from Eldoret via a private jet owned by billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffein who is funding the whole mission.

Also read: Eliud Kipchoge wins the London Marathon again

The challenge dubbed INEOS 1:59 by the Olympic champion is meant to break his own Berlin Marathon record of two hours, one minute and thirty-nine seconds.

Vienna has been selected as the best venue for the challenge due to the favorable weather in the month of October.

Eliud Kipchoge set to break his own record in under two hours

On Monday night services at Eldoret Airport are reported to have literally been at a standstill as staff cleared the world champion who was boarding the private jet.

Also read: Eliud Kipchoge named UN person of the year

Both the runner and his technical staff including pacemakers were onboard the flight that left for Vienna, Australia.

Alex Kiprop
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