Eliud Kipchoge crowned male athlete of the Tokyo 2020 at ANOC awards
Albanas Kiswili
1 month ago

Men’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has been awarded best male athlete of Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the Association of National Olympic Committees, ANOC, Awards Gala at in Crete, Greece.

Eliud has been awarded for his marathon gold medal at the postponed Games that were held in Tokyo, Japan July-August 2021.

He successfully defended the gold medal he won in Rio Da Janeiro,Brazil during the 2016 Olympics.

Eliud was awarded by the president of Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa, Mr. Mustapha Berraf at the Open Air Theatre of the Creta Maris Beach Hotel.

"When you win two Olympic gold medals back-to-back, its making history because only three people have done it, I’m happy to have done that in the year 2020 in the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Kipchoge said.

He added, “The Tokyo 2020 Games was important Olympics ever because it brought hope to the whole world after the Covid-19 crashed the whole world. I enjoyed the track and field for 10 years and it is good I made a huge transfer to the road and make a huge mark and inspire the whole world to love the sport and spread positivity.”