We celebrate the fourth anniversary of Eliud Kipchoge's fantastic sub-two hour marathon.
VCM Tribute to Eliud – 4th edition
Come to our Community Run on Thursday, 12 October, 6 pm in the Prater Hauptallee. Exactly at the place where Eliud completed his fantastic race.
Meet friends, warm up together in guided groups, sprint 352.6 metres & have fun!
The VCM team will join the run.
We will run the INEOS 1:59 Pace Challenge there: 352.6 metres in one minute - who can approach this pace? Who can even beat it?
Eliud covered exactly that distance in every minute of his sub-two hour marathon.
You can get your result from the Strava segment of the INEOS 1:59 Pace Challenge or from your own watch.
Look forward to a fun meeting in the running community - simple, uncomplicated, without timing and entry fee!
There will be a lottery with great prizes: Eliud give-aways, starting places for VCM runs and more.
The inaugural INEOS 1:59 Pace Challenge took place on 27 September - with Eliud Kipchoge!
Information as of October 2023. Subject to change.
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On 12 October 2019, Eliud Kipchoge ran into the history books and our hearts with the world's first marathon under two hours. The Vienna City Marathon, as local organiser, together with an international team of experts, has implemented this race, the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. That is why we are celebrating this spirit for all running enthusiasts.
Take the VCM Tribute to Eliud as an opportunity to start your preparation for the 41st Vienna City Marathon on 21 April 2024. Let yourself be inspired.
We want our events to be motivating and to spread the joy of running - there is an infinite amount of it.
The INEOS 1:59 Challenge inspired millions of people and continues to do so today. Vienna will forever be associated with the first marathon under two hours. We are proud to have made an important contribution to this and want to carry on the spirit of Eliud Kipchoge's run.
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The venue of the race, the Prater Hauptallee, was awarded the World Athletics Heritage Plaque on the initiative of the Vienna City Marathon in 2022. There were many reasons for this, an important one being Kipchoge's run.
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On October 12, 2022, we celebrated the third anniversary with the VCM Tribute to Eliud and the INEOS Kipchoge 1:59 1 Minute Challenge: One event, two inspiring events.
"Run as far as you can in 1:59:40.2 hours" was the motto at the "Tribute" - alone or alternating in teams of 2.
At the "1 Minute Challenge", anyone interested could try to run at Eliud's record pace: 352.6 meters in one minute.
>> PHOTOS VCM Tribute to Eliud
>> PHOTOS INEOS Kipchoge 1:59 1 Minute Challenge
>> LIVE-Broadcast On Demand
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On 12 October 2021, display boards were unveiled at the finish of the run telling the story of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. On the same day, the VCM team held the Beat Eliud! running challenge on Prater Hauptallee as a tribute to Eliud. Anyone and everyone could try to run 100 metres in 17.02 seconds or faster, beating Eliud Kipchoge's marathon record pace over a short distance.
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On 12 October 2020 we celebrated the first VCM Tribute to Eliud, the first anniversary of Eliud Kipchoge's groundbreaking marathon.
In the Prater Hauptallee, 200 runners did their best under Covid-19 conditions for 1:59:40.2 hours, trying to run as far as possible in that time. The participants thus supported the running & health initiative The Daily Mile Austria in schools and kindergartens.
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The Vienna City Marathon team received the pma Excellence Award 2020 from Projekt Management Austria, Austria's largest PM association, for the successful realisation of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.