Broadcasters are the latest to pick up rights to Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run the first sub-two-hour marathon

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The live broadcast rights for long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to run the first sub-two-hour marathon – the Ineos 1:59 Challenge – have been picked up by the BBC and Eurosport (pan Europe and pan Asia).

They join a list of more than 30 global broadcasters airing the challenge live in over 200 territories across the world.

BBC will stream it live via the red button and on the BBC Sport website in the UK, while Eurosport will air the run on Eurosport 2 across 54 European countries and 12 countries throughout APAC. It will also stream it live on its website.

Elsewhere, NBC is putting it out on its Olympic Channel and replaying it on its linear channel. NBC Sports Network is broadcasting it in the US.

As well as the linear TV broadcasts, the event is being live broadcast on YouTube.

The production of all the coverage is being taken care of by host broadcaster, production company Sunset+Vine.

Furthermore, there will be a “ground-breaking” second screen content throughout the challenge via www.ineos159challenge.com, including “interactivity that has never-been-seen-before in athletics coverage,” says Sunset+Vine.

Confirmed broadcasters of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge:

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)

 

Broadcasters airing highlights of the Ineos 1:59 Challenge:

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)