Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was crowned the most stylish sports personality at the Couture Africa Style Awards in Nairobi on Saturday.
Kipchoge was crowned together with volleyball star Janet Wanja.
In the awards, Kipchoge floored World Under -20 1,500 meters champion George Manangoi, former Kenyan international footballer McDonald Mariga, former Sofapaka forward Ronald Okoth, 800m World record holder David Rudisha, and Kenya Sevens star Billy Odhiambo to win the award.
Kipchoge who is also the Olympic champion holds the record of being the first human to run a marathon under two hours.
Kipchoge appeared in the history books after clocking one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in Vienna, Austria in October 2019 in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge.
Evergreen setter Wanja oiled her trade for the Kenya Pipeline club and the national women’s volleyball team – Malkia Strikers.
The 36-year-old emerged the bast in a category consisting of swimmer Emily Muteti, African Bodybuilding champion Evelyn Okinyi, golfer Naomi Wafula, alpine skier Sabrina Simader and 5,000-metre Africa, Commonwealth Games and world champion Hellen Obiri.
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Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed emerged as the Most Stylish Public Servant (Female category) while Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho won the men’s award.
Coutures African Ltd – the publishers of Couture Africa Magazine – announced the nominees of Kenya’s most personalities just a few weeks ago.
The stylish personalities were put in various categories including entertainment, media, sports, corporate, and politics.