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Kenya’s Kipchoge names male world athletes of year

Kenya’s marathon sub-two hour man Eliud Kipchoge and American 400m hurdles world record holder Dalilah Muhammad were named World Athletics athletes of the year on Saturday. Their titles were announced at the annual awards ceremony of the sport’s governing body in Monaco. Kipchoge retained the award thanks to his barrier-busting marathon in Vienna in October. The Kenyan Olympic champion clocked one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds over the 42.2km distance, though the record is unofficial because he used rotating pacemakers. “I’m happy to be the first human being to…

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