Kipchoge wins World Sport Star of the Year

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Kenya’s marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been voted BBC’s Sports Personality World Sport Star of the year.

Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours in October.

He completed 26.2 miles (42.2km) in one hour 59 minutes 40 seconds in the Ineos 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria.

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The 35-year-old beat off competition from South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi,  American gymnast Simone Biles, Australian cricketer Steve Smith  and USA footballer Megan Rapinoe, to scoop the title.

Last year’s winner was Italian golfer Francesco Molinari.

Newsmakers and Kenyans, in general, took to social media to celebrate with the great marathoner;

 

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