This is the type of release that athletics managers need to do. If your athlete wins an award, celebrate it. Eliud Kipchoge has had an awesome year.
Eliud Kipchoge wins IAAF Male Athlete Of The Year 2018 Award!
Eliud Kipchoge has been named IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2018 during the IAAF Awards in Monaco this evening.
The NN Running Team front man received the prestigious nomination after running the world record during the BMW Berlin Marathon while also winning the Virgin Money London Marathon earlier this year. Kipchoge set the new world record in a time of 2:01:39 in Berlin this past September, shaving an astounding 78 seconds of the old record ran in 2014 by Dennis Kimetto.
“This award means a lot to me. It’s a tribute to the hard work that I’ve put in during my career. I think I knew at 30km into the race I was sure I was going to run a world record. I didn’t know however that it was going to result into such a great time. I want to pass my gratitude to my family and my children, they are my ignition key. Secondly I want to say thank you to my coach Patrick Sang and to my management Global Sports Communication as they have showed me that when you believe in yourself you can do great things. Finally a huge thanks to my sponsors Nike & NN who help me make it all possible”
Eliud was nominated alongside the following athletes:
Christian Coleman (USA) – 100m
Armand Duplantis (SWE) – Polevault
Kevin Mayer (FRA) – Heptathlon
Abderrahman Samba (QAT) – 400m Hurdles