Jepchirchir named SJAK Sports Personality of November

Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir poses after receiving SJAK award

Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir poses after receiving the LG/Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality Award of November at her home in Kapsabet, Nandi County on January 13, 2022. 

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What you need to know:

  • Jepchirchir won the award after her sizzling performance in November, where she beat a seasoned deep field to win the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 39 seconds ahead of compatriot Viola Lagat
  • The monthly award saw Jepchirchir receive a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence washing machine worth Ksh92,000 and a gleaming trophy engraved with her name
  • Other nominees were Kenya Sevens player Herman Humwa, Lucy Cheruiyot who won Mexico City Marathon and Perister Bosire who won gold in the over 78 kg division at the Dakar African Judo Open


Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir has been named the LG Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality of November.

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