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09 Nov
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

OUR OWN NANDI COUNTY CHAMPION ELIUD KIPCHOGE NAMED AS THE 2015 MARATHON MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) named Eliud Kipchoge as the male winner of the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award for 2015.

The awards were voted for by AIMS members, made up of more than 390 of the world’s leading and most prestigious distance races from more than 108
countries and territories.

The winners’ achievements were given global recognition on Friday (6) at the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Award Gala in Athens, Greece. Kipchoge has won three of the biggest marathon events in the past 12 months. In October 2014 he won the Chicago Marathon in 2:04:11. Six months later, the 31-year-old Kenyan won the London Marathon in a
world-leading time of 2:04:42 before bettering that when winning the Berlin Marathon in September in 2:04:00, beating his personal best by five seconds.
“It is very special for me to have won the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award,” said Kipchoge. “I am very proud of my achievements this year and this award
reflects that.”

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