President Uhuru Kenyatta went ahead to congratulate world-marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge for triumphing the 2021 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Award for the Best Male Athlete on the Tokyo Olympics.
Year-antique Kipchoge obtained the distinguished award on Sunday evening, on the sidelines of the Annual General Assembly underway in Crete, Greece. He changed into presenting for his marathon gold medal on the postponed Summer Games that had been held in Tokyo, Japan July-August 2021.
“The prestigious ANOC Award is a worldwide reputation of Kenya’s prominence as a carrying nation, and recommended upcoming athletes to emulate Eliud's determination, humility, difficult paintings, and patriotism as they construct their careers,” stated State House Kenya in a tweet. Kipchoge defended his Olympic marathon gold medal having received the equal in Rio 2016 Olympics. "When you win Olympic gold medals back-to-back, it's making records due to the fact simplest 3 humans have completed it,
‘I am glad to have completed that withinside the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,’ Eliud Kipchoge stated at the same time as he was receiving the award. Eliud changed with presenting with the aid of using the president of the Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa, Mr. Mustapha Berraf on the Open Air Theatre of the Creta Maris Beach Hotel.
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