Kenya sprinter Eliud Kipchoge has been recognised at the Laureus Awards in Monaco on Monday for his extraordinary performances in the past year.
Kipchoge, who broke the world marathon record in Berlin last September, was honoured with the Laureus Academy’s Exceptional Achievement award, a discretionary award that has only been handed out three times previously in the history of the event. Previous winners include swimming great Michael Phelps (2013), Chinese tennis champion Li Na (2015) and Italian football star Francesco Totti (2018).
Below is a copy of his thanksgiving speech….
“I would like to thank my fans around the world for all their support. I believe that a running world is a peaceful world, a sporting world is a healthy world and that a sporting world is an enjoyable world,” Kipchoge said after he was presented with the award by fellow athletics great Tegla Loroupe, a member of the academy.
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