Eliud Kipchoge Named 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of Year


Olympic champion and World Marathon record holder is the 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the year.

Kipchoge was crowned the world’s best at an awards gala held in Monaco, France

Kipchoge was the favorite to win, albeit in a field that had some of the world’s best athletes including American Sprinter Chris Coleman, French Heptathlete Kevin Meyer and Qatari 400M hurdler Abdelrahman Samba.

The 34-year old Kipchoge becomes only the second Kenyan to win the coveted award. David Rudisha won the crown in 2010.

2018 has been the year of Kipchoge. He set a new marathon world record in Berlin in September, shedding 78 seconds off the old record for a 2 hours, 1 minute and 39 seconds time