In Summary
  • Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and London Marathon winner Mary Keitany were on Saturday crowned the male and female winners of Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS) awards.
  • The two Kenyan athletes, who have had a successful season, were voted by AIMS members representing 435 world leading races from 114 countries.
  • Kipchoge scooped the award after running the fastest time in May a sub two hour Nike project that saw him run 2:00:25 in Monza, Italy.

Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and London Marathon winner Mary Keitany were on Friday crowned the male and female winners of the 2017 Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS) awards held in Athens, Greece.

The two Kenyan athletes, who have had a successful season, were voted by AIMS members representing 435 world leading races from 114 countries.

Kipchoge scooped the award after running the fastest time in May a sub two hour Nike project that saw him run 2:00:25 in Monza, Italy.

Kipchoge, who is winning the award for the third time, also won the Berlin Marathon in September in a world’s leading time of 2:03:32.

The Kaptagat-based athlete has had a successful career since moving from the track and won the country its second marathon gold medal in last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Keitany. who is one of the best female marathoners, won the title for the fifth year beating Rose Chelimo who represents Bahrain.

Chelimo, who trains in Kapsabet, was second in Boston Marathon this year, before winning gold in the marathon in August's World Championship held in London.

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