Eliud Kipchoge, Crowned Male Athlete Of The Year

35-year-old world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge edged out 4 other contestants to retain the World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year title.

The Kenyan Olympian beat Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei who is 2019’s World cross country winner, World 200m champion Noah Lyles (USA), World 400m hurdles champion Kasten Warhon (Norway) and World pole vault champion Sam Kendricks (USA). 

Kipchoge accepted the award via a telecast interview, as he could not make it to the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on Saturday night. 

The only man to run a sub 2hour marathon in history had this to say, “Consistency is the key in sport while self-discipline is the mother and father of not only sports but any other undertaking”. 

Kipchoge last win was at the London marathon on April 28 in 2 hours, 2minutes and 37 seconds. He later completed the Ineos challenge in 1.59.40 in Vienna Austria. Talking about that race, “One billion people had watched by the end of the day on October 12. It goes further to affirm that no human is limited.

Kipchoge is the second Kenyan to win the award after 800m world record holder David Rudisha took it in 2010. 

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