NAIROBI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge remains optimistic in his goal of rewriting history and running the marathon in less than two hours in Vienna, Austria on October 12.
Kipchoge, who believes no man is limited, says the challenge is like man's first attempt to land on the moon.
While his primary goal is to break the record, the Olympic marathon champion will also have the opportunity to win a new single-cab DMax pickup from Isuzu valued at 4.1 million shillings (39,499 U.S. dollars) if he breaks the two-hour barrier next month.
In 2018, Kipchoge set a new world record at the Berlin Marathon clocking 2:01:39. The Isuzu East Africa company awarded him a luxury double cab pickup valued at 56,220 dollars.
Kipchoge will be making a second attempt to become the first human to run a marathon in under two hours at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Austria.
"Today's announcement is motivation for me to do my very best at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge. I've always confessed and believed that no human is limited. I therefore look forward to making athletics history in Vienna next month," he said.