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23rd July 2019

Spectators Guide

The INEOS 1:59 Challenge will take place in Vienna, Austria, in a window between October 12 and October 20.

Because of the nature of the challenge, the best possible meteorological conditions are needed for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge to take place which is why the window has been set over an eight-day period. The time of day for the challenge is also flexible for the same reasons.

Using sophisticated weather data from Vienna, the INEOS 1:59 Challenge will make a decision on when the attempt will take place in the days ahead of the planned start time.

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 date and time of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge by logging on to this page or by following INEOS 1:59 social media channels.

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

The race will take place on a circuit that will see Kipchoge run 4.4 laps of the Hauptallee, the famous avenue in The Prater, the park in the Austrian capital’s Leopoldstadt district.

Spectators are free to find places along the Hauptallee or the two roundabouts at either end of the circuit, Praterstern and Lusthaus.

The Hauptallee is close to the city centre and is perfectly connected with public transport ensuring there are various travel options available to spectators wanting to come the course.

Below is a breakdown on how to access certain areas of the course:

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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