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Kipchoge And Kosgei Wins Big At Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XII Awards

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Eliud Kipchoge has set the genesis of recognisable athletes and Kenyan marathoners are bagging awards on and off the track since his moon landing INEOS sub 2 marathon in Viena.

Eliud Kipchoge floored Ethiopian athletes Lelisa Desisa and Birhanu Legese to attain the award after garnering 50 points from the 41 points the Ethiopians garnered.

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Bridgit Kosgei also accumulated 50 points  showing dust to her fellow female athletes. Kosgei harmered Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga and fellow Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot. Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga and Kenya’s Cheruiyot finished second and third respectively.

Eliud Kipchoge and Bridgit Kosgei will pocket Ksh25Million each as the AWMM price money. This comes after the two also bagged the Virgin Money London Marathon last April.

On her part, Kosgei won the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon last October in 2:18:35 before winning the title again in London in her first series title.

Before the moon landing sub 2 INEOS challenge, Kipchoge won the BMW Berlin Marathon in September 2018. He set a world record of  2:01:39, which still-standing world record on top of his INEOS Sub 2 marathon challenge.


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