Eliud Kipchoge named Sports Personality of the Year at SOYA Awards

Eliud Kipchoge receives the Sports Personality of the Year Award the 16th SOYA Awards held in Mombasa [COURTESY]

For the second year running, world marathon record-breaker Eliud Kipchoge has been crowned the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year at the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) held at the Mombasa Sports Club.

Kipchoge, who is boasts being the only human to have completed a marathon under two hours, was also named Sports Man of the Year.

"Am overwhelmed for this victory. Human beings have two legs but I have another extra leg. Sports is the only way to unite Kenyans," said an elated Kipchoge.

"If you want to have freedom, get into sports and you will never regret. My legacy is not to build houses but to see sports bring Kenyans together," he added.

Kipchoge urged Kenyans to embrace sports for Kenyan to remain a healthy nation.


Hall of fame

Dorcas Ndasaba

Community Hero

Johanna Omolo (football)

School of the year (girls)

Kwathanze (volleyball)

School of the year boys


School coach of the year

Justin Kigwari (volleyball Kwathanze)

Most outstanding player (girls)

Marian Bianchi (swimming Aga Khan Academy)

Most outstanding player (boys)

Stephen Ndegwa (Swimming Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa)

Most promising player (girls)

Jentrix Shikangwa (Harambee Starlets)

Most promising player (boys)

Geoffrey Okwatch

Federation of the year

Kenya Special Olympics

Sports woman living with a disability

Catherine Nyaga (athletics)

Sports man living with a disability

Samuel Mushai - Athletics

Sports team of the year (women)

Malkia Strikers (volleyball)

Sports team of the year (men)

Kenya Commercial Bank (rugby)

Coach of the year

Paul Bitok (volleyball)

Sports woman of the year

Helen Obiri

Sports man of the year

Eliud kipchoge




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