The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will take place in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday 12th October.

Using sophisticated weather data from Vienna, the INEOS 1:59 Challenge will make a decision on the start time on Friday 11th October..

Spectators who want to be part of this epic challenge and to cheer Eliud Kipchoge on can find out when a final decision has been made on the start time of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge by logging on to this page or by following INEOS 1:59 social media channels.

Viewers will be able to watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge wherever they are in the world:

Online

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge has agreed an exclusive live social channel partnership with YouTube that will enable viewers to watch Eliud Kipchoge's historic attempt to run the first sub-two hour marathon live from wherever they are in the world.

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The INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube channel will stream the entire live broadcast of the event. The live-stream can be viewed here.

Viewers will also have the option to watch the race coverage on a ground-breaking second screen option on www.ineos159challenge.com which will allow interactivity that has never-been-seen-before in athletics coverage.

Viewers should subscribe to the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube channel now to get regular updates on the challenge including exclusive content.

On TV

So far 30 broadcasters within 200 plus territories worldwide have agreed to broadcast the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live.

Major deals include BBC who will be streaming the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live digitally in the UK, NBC who will be airing the live stream digitally on their Olympic Channel and replaying it on their linear channel, NBC Sports Network in the US, Eurosport who will be airing live on Eurosport 2 across 54 countries in Europe and 12 countries throughout APAC as well as streaming live on their website and ORF who will be the host broadcaster in Austria.

Broadcasters showing the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live include:

  • Argentina: Direct TV
  • Australia: Network Seven
  • Austria: ORF (Host Broadcaster / Domestic)
  • Brazil: Band Sport
  • France: L'Equipe 21, Canal+
  • Italy: Mediaset, Fox Sports
  • Kenya: Standard Group, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation, Citizen TV, NTV
  • Mexico: Marca Claro
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • Norway: NRK
  • Pan Africa: Mnet SuperSport, Fox Africa
  • Pan Europe and Pan Asia: Eurosport
  • Pan Latin America: Claro Video OTT, Claro TV
  • Spain: TVE - Teledeporte, Euskal Telebista (ETB, Basque Television)
  • Sub-Sahara Africa: Star Times
  • UK: BBC, Sports Channel Network
  • USA: NBC Sports, Nuestra vision
  • Worldwide: Olympic Channel, FlowSport (minus US & Caribbean), Reuters (minus US & Caribbean)

Additional broadcasters that have agreed to show highlights from the INEOS 1:59 Challenge include:

  • Argentina: Direct TV
  • Australia: CNBC, Fox Australia
  • Austria: ORF (Host Broadcaster / Domestic)
  • Brazil: Band Sport
  • China: CCTV5-APP, CGTN (CCTV English News), CCTVSE TikTok account, CNBC
  • France: Canal+, CNBC
  • Germany: CNBC
  • Italy: Fox Sports, CNBC
  • Japan: CNBC
  • Kenya: Standard Group, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation, Citizen TV, NTV
  • Mexico: Marca Claro
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports, CNBC
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • Norway: CNBC
  • Pan Africa: Mnet SuperSport, Fox Africa, CNBC
  • Pan Europe and Pan Asia: Eurosport
  • Pan Latin America: Claro Video OTT, Claro TV
  • Sub-Sahara Africa: Star Times
  • Switzerland: CNBC
  • Taiwan: CNBC
  • Thailand: CNBC
  • UK: Sports Channel Network, CNBC
  • USA: Nuestra vision, ESPN
  • Worldwide: FlowSport (minus US & Caribbean)

In Vienna

Tickets are not needed for this FREE event. Fans are encouraged to come early and get their position on the route.

There will be no ticketing on the course but spectators are advised to get to the route early to get a good position. There will be two fan zones with big screens and entertainment at the following locations:

  • Hauptallee/Kaiserallee junction
  • Lusthaus roundabout

The finish line is located close to the junction of the Hauptallee and Meiereistraße. The public will be able to get close to the area on the park side of the Hauptallee, on the opposite side of the road from the Ernst Happel Stadion.

For information on how to get to the Prater see below:

By U-bahn

  • Travel to the Praterstern U-bahn station on lines U1 or U2 for the Praterstern roundabout. The exit is located in the middle of the roundabout. Fans can find a place to watch the challenge here or move along the 4.3 kilometre long straight of the Hauptallee to find another position.
  • To watch the challenge on Hauptallee, use the U2 U-bahn line to either Messe-Prater, Krieau or Stadion station. Alternatively, take the U3 line and get off at either Rochusgasse or Schlachthausgasse station. From here is it an approximately 1.3 kilometre walk

By tram

If you are coming from the city centre, you can board Tram number 1 to Prater Hauptallee which is the final stop in the east-bound direction.

For more details on Vienna's public transport, click here.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY RUNNING SERIES FOR ORDINARY RUNNERS

The elite runners of the world travel from city to city, from race to race and challenge to challenge. They do it for the glory, for fame and the record books.

Well, SuperHalfs is our way of sending you and other regular runners off on your own running adventure.

It's a series of five glorious half marathons that will take you to Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia.

Not for the headlines. Not for a chance to take your place on the podium. But for the fun of running. For the thrill of travel. And for the joy of saying "I did it!"

All of the SuperHalfs events are World Athletics' Gold Label races or are run on World Athletics (IAAF) World Championship courses. They are certified by AIMS or have been awarded a 5 Star Road Race standard by European Athletics.

What's more, several races in the SuperHalfs group have played host to World Record performances.

You have a race tomorrow, unwind today, and race well tomorrow!

IMG_4945.jpgGetting in some miles, photo by NAZ Elite

Friday, October 11, 2019: 30-45 minute minute park run, relaxed

Stuart Weir wrote this piece on strong women. I really like it, and hope you will as well! In the 70s, women coming back from having children was uniquer (Fannie Blankers-Koen did it in the 1940s!). Stuart points out women of strength from many different cultures, challenges and events.

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Hills are the secret sauce. You can get in amazing shape doing hills. The key is finding workouts that work for you! I recall one 4 time Olympic champion who used 800m repeats uphill to build for his two Olympic championships. Hills can be small, medium and difficult. All teach lessons.

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Thursday: 20 minute warm up, six times 100-150m hill, jog down, 10 minute jog, 30 minute fartlek, 15 times 1 minute, 5k pace, 1 minute easy, 20 minute cooldown

AH_17252_20191002104710906_20191002105424.JPGDina Asher-Smith, (silver-100m, gold-200m, silver-4x100m), photo by Getty Images / IAAF

_07I1367_20191004122622706_20191004123323.JPGKaterina Johnson-Thompson takes gold in the heptathlon, photo by Getty Images / IAAF

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This is Stuart Weir's piece on Team GBR and their medal count.

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Kipruto-GirmaFH1-Worlds19.JPgWill Girma hold off Kipruto? 2/4, photo by PhotoRun.net

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Conseslus Kipruto takes Girma, 4/4, photo by PhotoRun.net

This steeplechase was a doozy! Conseslus Kipruto, felt he was on a mission. Save the steeplechase for Kenya, which he did! This is the piece by Justin Lagat. The 2 hours of finals on Friday, with Mutaz taking the HJ, Dalilah setting a WR, and then, the steeplechase, wow!

Easy days can make your season. In college, I had a winter training block that was, well, good for me. Yet, my early racing that year, I crashed and burned. I then changed up my schedule. My easy days were one run, and no more than 30 minutes. My hard days were short and fast. I took a nap, did 8 hours sleep, plus I stretched each day.

Two weeks later, I began settirng PBs, from 1 mile to 10,000m. I did this for six weeks of racing.

The key was the easy days, so keep them easy!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019: 30-45 minute run, relaxed

Both the tempo run and the cut downs help you with pace and finish during races. Take one section of your workout at a time.

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Tuesday: 20 minute warm up run, 20 minute tempo run, run this 20 minutes on a track or flat road, at 30 seconds per mile above last weeks 5k race pace, 10 minute jog, then, 8 x 200m, cut downs, with each 200m faster than one before, 20 minute cooldown

Today is Monday, and the week is about to begin.

Enjoy the easy run today.

IMG_5274.jpgIt's Monday, get it in, photo by NAZ Elite

Monday, October 7, 2019 : 55 - 60 minute park run

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