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Olympic champion Kipchoge crowned 2018 Sportsman of the Year – KBC

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World marathon record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was crowned the 2018 Sportsman of the Year at the annual Sports Personality of the Year awards gala held at Fort Jesus in Mombasa Friday night. 

Kipchoge, beat fellow athletes including Consenslus Kipruto, Elijah Manangoi, Kenya rugby sevens star William Lomu and Harambee Stars goalkeeper Patrick Matasi  to win the gong. African 3000 metres steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech was named the Sports woman of the year after beating world 5000 metres champion Helen Obiri, Boxer Fatuma Zarika and rugby star Janet Okello.

Angela Okutoyi won the Most Promising player awards, girls category while, Edward Zakayo  won the boys award.

Africa women hockey champions Telkom Kenya was crowned the women’s team of the year  while  the men’s title went to national soccer team Harambee stars.

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The stars have qualified for the first time in 14 years for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament which will be held in Egypt in June.

Kenya women’s rugby team, Lionesses, Coach Kevin Wambua was named coach of the year.

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