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Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

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Published on October 8, 2019 - Duration: 02:01s

Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

With an eye on a record shattering sub two hour time, Kenyan long distance great Eliud Kipchoge makes his way to Vienna.

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Kipchoge arrives in Vienna ahead of marathon challenge

SHOWS: NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 7, 2019) (SUNSET AND VINE - FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY / NO USE 24 HOURS AFTER RECORD ATTEMPT) 1.

VARIOUS OF LONG DISTANCE RUNNER ELIUD KIPCHOGE AT AIRPORT / FANS WISHING HIM LUCK ON HIS RECORD ATTEMPT VIENNA, AUSTRIA (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (SUNSET AND VINE - FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY / NO USE 24 HOURS AFTER RECORD ATTEMPT) 2.

KIPCHOGE AT PASSPORT CONTROL AT VIENNA AIRPORT 3.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LONG DISTANCE RUNNER ELIUD KIPCHOGE, SAYING: "I am excited to be here.

I am really looking forward to making history." 4.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) KIPCHOGE'S LONG-TERM COACH, PATRICK SANG, SAYING: "The feeling's in the body you know, and you need that pressure also to perform.

Pressure makes things happen." 5.

VIEW FROM INSIDE CAR SHOWING PREPARATION UNDERWAY FOR KIPCHOGE'S RECORD ATTEMPT NEAR WHAT WILL BE THE FINISH LINE 6.

CLOSE OF KIPCHOGE LOOKING ON FROM INSIDE CAR 7.

KIPCHOGE STRETCHING OUTSIDE CAR AT HOTEL 8.

MORE OF KIPCHOGE OUTSIDE HOTEL UNKNOWN LOCATION (RECENT) (SUNSET AND VINE - FOR NEWS PURPOSES ONLY / NO USE 24 HOURS AFTER RECORD ATTEMPT) 9.

KIPCHOGE STANDING WITH OTHER RUNNERS PREPARING TO TRAIN 10.

VARIOUS OF KIPCHOGE RUNNING WITH OTHERS STORY: Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge arrived in the Austrian capital Vienna on Tuesday (October 8) ahead of his valiant attempt to break the long coveted two hour barrier in the men's marathon.

After a warm send-off from fans at Nairobi airport, Kipchoge arrived in Vienna feeling confident that this time, history beckons.

Coach Patrick Sang dismissed the mounting pressure on Kipchoge with the sporting world following the attempt closely, saying pressure can help push his runner that extra yard.

Kipchoge took a quick tour of the course from inside his vehicle as organisers were setting up barriers for the attempt, tentatively scheduled for Saturday (October 12).

The run time, which will include a number of pacemakers, won't be confirmed until weather and performance experts deem conditions optimum for Kipchoge in a bid to boost his chances for success.

(Production: Mussab Al-Khairalla)

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