Kenyan athletic icon Eliud Kipchoge has won the best male athlete of the postponed 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He was awarded the award after his tremendous performance in the marathon at the Olympics in japan between 23rd July and 8th August 2021.
The 36-year-old proved that he is the world’s greatest marathoner after he clinched the marathon title in 2.08.38, winning the fourth Gold for Kenya at the time. He withstood harsh weather conditions during the run to storm to victory.
By achieving this, he successfully defended his Olympic title, becoming the third athlete to achieve that in history.
Kipchoge has now been voted as the best male athlete in the 2020 Olympics, beating the eight others who were in the race for the award.
Following his achievement, Kipchoge went to Twitter to thank everyone that supported him, terming the award as a great honour.
“It is an honor to win the ANOC Award for the best male athlete at the Tokyo Olympics. With so many beautiful performances by so many athletes, I am proud to be the recipient of this award.
Thank you all for your great support.” The tweet reads.
Among the contenders for the award was 25-year-old Uganda’s gold mentalist Joshua Kiptegei