Kipchoge crowned 2018 Sports Personality of the year

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (right) hands over the Sportsman of the Year trophy to World Marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge during the 2018 Safaricom Sportsman of the Year Awards (Soya) gala held at Fort Jesus, Mombasa on January 12, 2019. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT |

What you need to know:

  • Kipchoge was widely expected to win the award after a successful season which saw him crowned IAAF World Athlete of the Year
  • Beatrice Chepkoech beat fellow athlete Helen Obiri, Boxer Fatuma Zarika and rugby star Janet Okello to win the Sportswoman of the year award
  • Africa women hockey champions Telkom Kenya was crowned the women’s team of the year award
  • Kenya women’s rugby team, Lionesses, coach Kevin ‘Bling’ Wambua was named coach of the year

As expected, World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge was Friday named the 2018 Sportsman of the Year after beating a strong field of six competitors at the Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year awards (Soya) awards held at Fort Jesus in Mombasa.


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