Eliud Kipchoge wins the male athlete of the year award at the World Athletics Awards 2019
Eliud Kipchoge and Dalilah Muhammad have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Awards 2019. The awards were held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Saturday 23rd November.
The awards are organized by World Athletics, previously known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Kipchoge also won the award last year. In April this year, he won the London Marathon for the fourth time with a 2:02:37 course record, the third fastest performance of all time. He followed that accomplishment by becoming the first person in history with a marathon under 2 hours by finishing in a time 1:59:40.2 at the Ineos159 Challenge in Vienna.
Muhammad, 29, broke the world record in the 400m hurdles twice this year, first with a 52.20 performance at the US Championships in July to eclipse a mark which had stood since 2003. Muhammad broke it again at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, clocking 52.16 in one of the championships’ most eagerly-awaited finals to claim the world title for the first time. Muhammad also won world gold in the 4x400m relay and won five of her seven races.