Eliud Kipchoge Bags IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award

Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen

Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen

Kenya’s marathoner and world record breaker Eliud Kipchoge on Tuesday was crowned the male athlete of the year by the International Association of Athletics Federations.

This title came after the Olympic champion set a new world record as he broke the one set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto. he smashed the record by 78 seconds.

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He won the marathon in 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds.

Colombina jumper Caterine Ibarguen was also awarded as the female athlete of the year on Tuesday.

 

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