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Eliud Kipchoge bags BBC Sport Personality of the year award

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World Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been named the BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the year 2019.

Kipchoge who was against top world sports men and women was able to beat all of the them to clinch the prestigious award.

Other athletes in the shortlist was golfer Tiger Woods, gymnast Simone Biles, South African rugby champion Siya Kolisi and Megan Rapinoe from USA.

The four time world marathon champion made history in Vienna when he became the first human to run under 2hours clocking 1:59:40 seconds.

In 2016, he broke his own record after winning the Olympics in Rio, Brazil finishing 28 seconds earlier in London.

Alex Kiprop
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