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Kenyan Olympian and World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has expressed his delight after being named World Athletics athlete of the year on Saturday.

The sub-two-hour record holder retained the award thanks to his barrier-busting marathon in Vienna in October 2019.

Kipchoge, who holds the official world record of 2:01:39 did not hide his delight after being named the winner of the prestigious price.

The 2018 Berlin Marathon world record holder took to social media to acknowledge his accomplishment twitting a photo of himself captioned:

Eliud Kipchoge Tweeted after being named male World Athletics athlete of the year.[Courtesy]

Following his win at the World Athletics Awards 2019, Kipchoge has received praise on social media with many people congratulating him for his outstanding performance.

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Stivo Simple Boy


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Congratulations, you are in your own league, a great inspiration to ALL. Indeed no human is limited

Ronoh K Clinton


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Congratulations Eliud! Truly no human is limited, more to come, more blessings brother.

Jackson Wanyama


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You are a phenomenal, a person like you only comes once in a millennium. We blessed to have you in our lifetime



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, you and your life is an inspiration to millions of people across the world!! God bless! and good luck to many more endeavors of yours

Andrew Pantlin


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You definitely deserved it you are an amazing inspiration to humanity. Anything is possible with hard work and determination and a team working together.

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