Eliud Kipchoge has been crowned the 2018 male athlete of the year at a ceremony held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Tuesday on Tuesday December 4th.
The 34-year-old Kenyan won the London Marathon in April in 2:04:17 to finish comfortably ahead of one of the deepest marathon fields in history.
Five months later, he won the Berlin Marathon in 2:01:39 to smash the world record. His time in the German capital was 78 seconds faster than the previous world record, representing the biggest single improvement on a men’s marathon world record since 1967.
Kenyans have taken the time to congratulate him and below are some of the comments
Rubén Jácome Cadeza: You are one of the biggest atlhetes of all the time, you are one the proof that Jehová exist!
Nar Van: Congratulations! So glad to hear about this wonderful news. Salute!
Aziz Azzabi: Congratulations Champion and all the best for next year, Not only are you a long-distance runner hero, you are also a master of modesty and a great person
Ruto Nelson: Wow! Congratulations once more Eliud…continue flying kenyas’ flag
Pushpendra Yadav: Keep inspiring the world!
Jassie Santi: Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge ….you deserve it…