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23rd July 2019

Spectators Guide

INEOS 1:59 Challenge Course Map

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. 

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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