Eliud Kipchoge, Photo:Courtesy
During the annual IAAF awards in Monaco, Eliud Kipchoge, the World Marathon record holder was named the Athletics Male Athlete of the year 2019.He won the award previously in 2018.He was named alongside Dalilah Muhammad of the United States.
He successfully retained the award after his exploits in marathon running.He ran the London Marathon in a time of 2:02:37 in April .The Olympic champion then made history by running a sub two hour marathon during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria in October.
He clocked an impressive one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds over a distance of 26.2 miles.He was aided by pacemakers hence rendering the record to being unofficial.
“I am happy to be the first human being to run under two hours,” said Kipchoge on a live video interview from Kenya.All these summed up an amazing year.