Kipchoge and Dalilah Won the ‘Best Athlete of the Year’ Award

Eliud Kipchoge, who completed the marathon in less than two hours, and 400-meter hurdler World Champion Dalilah Muhammad, won the 'Best Athlete of the Year Award'.
Kipchoge and Dalilah Won the ‘Best Athlete of the Year’ Award

Kipchoge (35 years) received the award in Monaco on Saturday. Kipchoge had created history last month, covering a distance of 42.195 kilometers in one hour 59 minutes 40.2 seconds. Kipchoge said, 'I hope that I can inspire the human race. I'm glad I made history. Being the inspiration of the next generation brings great joy.'

The Olympic champion also has an official world record, which is 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. He won the London Marathon in April this year and achieved the milestone of completing the marathon in less than two hours in an unofficial competition in Vienna.

At the same time, Dalilah Muhammad of America made a world record by breaking the record that had been running since 2003 in the US Trials in 52.20 seconds. She then won the World Championship gold medal in Doha with a new world record time of 52.16 seconds. Mohammed said, 'It was a fantastic year. It was difficult for me but I am happy. I never thought that the end of the year would be like this.' Winners are elected by 50 percent of world athletics, 25 percent by players, coaches and journalists, and 25 percent by the general public. On the other hand, Ireland's legendary trainer Brother Call O'Connell was honored for his coaching work in Kenya.

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