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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH OCT 2019-Leading mobile phone services company Safaricom has unveiled a new M-pesa logo to honour world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ahead of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge slated for Saturday in Vienna, Austria.
The new logo which will be active for the next week bears the the number 159 – one hour 59 minutes that Kipchoge will be aiming to attain in his bid to run the marathon in under two hours, and is sandwiched by the words E and LIUD.
While unveiling the new logo on Wednesday in Nairobi , Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph announced that fans across the country can livestream the race on Youtube for free by dialing *159# where they will get free 1590mb to enable them watch the race.
Furthermore fans have been urged to send their messages of support through #Eliud159 on the day of the race.
Kipchoge seeks to be the first human to run a sub two-hour marathon.