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26th September 2019

How to watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live

Broadcast coverage to be shown in more than 200 territories across the world.

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will be live-streamed on YouTube globally.

Ground-breaking ‘second screen’ option will also be available to fans.

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge has agreed a 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.

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube channel will stream the entire live broadcast of the event which is being delivered by the British independent award-winning TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine.

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.

With three weeks to go, so far 30 broadcasters within 200 plus territories worldwide have agreed to broadcast the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live, with more broadcasters to be announced in the coming weeks.

Broadcasters showing the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live include:

  • Austria: ORF
  • Australia: Network Seven
  • France: L’Equipe, Canal+
  • Italy: Mediaset
  • Kenya: KBC, Citizen TV & Standard Group
  • Mexico: Claro Sports
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • Norway: NRK
  • Spain: TVE - Teledeporte
  • Pan Africa: MNET, FOX Africa & Star Times
  • USA: NBC

Additional broadcasters that have agreed to show highlights, news and additional programming from the INEOS 1:59 Challenge include:

  • Australia: 7Plus
  • China: CCTV, CCTV5-APP, CCTV English News/CGTN and CCTVSE TikTok
  • Italy: Fox Italy
  • Germany: ZDF
  • Japan: NHK
  • UK: Sky Sports
  • USA: ESPN
  • Worldwide: CNBC

INEOS 1:59 Challenge Course Map

For those in Vienna able to watch the historic INEOS 1:59 Challenge live, they can do so from the roadside of the Hauptallee, the famous boulevard in The Prater, completely for free.

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.

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will be held on Saturday 12 October. If weather conditions are not suitable, an eight-day window until Sunday 20 October has been set aside for a replacement date.

Viewers should subscribe to the INEOS 1:59 Challenge YouTube channel now to get regular updates on the challenge including exclusive content. The YouTube channel and www.ineos159challenge.com will also give updates in the days leading up to the challenge confirming what time and day the event will take place.

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