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Eliud Kipchoge crowned World Athlete of the Year in France

Celebrated marathoner Eliud Kipchoge is the 2019 World Athletics Male Athlete of the year.

Kipchoge who is the Olympic marathon champion and World Marathon record holder beat four other contestants during the World Athletics gala in Monaco, France on Saturday night.

Kipchoge made history in April when he won the London Marathon clocking 2:02:37 before accomplishing the feat of running a marathon under two hours when he completed the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria in 1:59:40.2 on October 12 2019.

The celebrated marathoner who was not there at the award gala accepted the accolade in a telecast interview.

Kipchoge beat other finalists including: World Cross Country and World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda, World 200m champion Noah Lyles (USA), World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm (Norway) and World pole vault champion Sam Kendricks (USA).

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