NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 9 – With World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge seeking to make history on Saturday, betting firm BetLion has released the odds for the INEOS 1:59 Challenge, where the Olympic champion will attempt to run a full marathon under the 2 hour barrier in Vienna, Austria.
The main motivator behind pricing this tournament was in appreciation of how Kenyans love their athletics; and what better way than they can enjoy and make some money as they get entertained.
The odds on Eliud Kipchoge to run a time less than 2 hours has an odd of 1.85. There are more exciting markets on the race for customers. Customers can log in and bet at betlion.com
“As BetLion, we love sport and are always dynamic enough to price up whatever sport our customers enjoy,” observed Spencer Okach, Managing Director – BetLion. “We will remain the innovative brand we pride ourselves to be by having markets of such tournaments, giving the best odds while at it”
Kipchoge on Thursday said his attempt is not motivated by monetary gains, but his ambition to show the world that no human is limited.
Organizers of the historic race Ineos have confirmed that the race will take place on Saturday between 6am and 10pm EAT with the exact start time set to be confirmed by Friday.
Kipchoge will make a second attempt at running the marathon under two hours having done so for the first time in Monza, Italy in May 2017 where he came 26 seconds close.
This time, he says he has more confidence and mentally stronger to achieve the feat.