Kipchoge, Ibarguen Win 2018 IAAF Athlete of the Year Awards

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2018 Berlin Marathon - 2:01:39 WORLD RECORD By Eliud Kipchoge!!!

World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and 2018 triple and long jump Diamond League champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia are the 2018 IAAF Male and Female Athletes of the Year, as each beat out four other finalists to claim the honor for the first time at the IAAF Athletics Awards on Tuesday in Monaco.

The other finalists for the men were Christian Coleman (USA), Kevin Mayer (FRA), Mondo Duplantis (SWE) and Abderrahman Samba (QAT), and Dina Asher-Smith (GBR), Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH) and Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) for the women.

The 34-year-old Kipchoge may have only raced twice in 2018, but his magical 2:01:39 marathon world record in Berlin on Sept. 16 secured his position atop distance running’s pantheon, and thus made him the easy pick for the award. Kipchoge chopped 78 seconds off the previous mark with a run that will go down as one of the greatest in the sport’s history.

Kipchoge is just the second Kenyan ever to win the award after David Rudisha in 2010.

Ibarguen became the first jumper ever to complete a triple jump/long jump Diamond League title sweep in 2018, and her victory on Tuesday made her the first South American athlete ever to win the IAAF Athlete of the Year award. The 2016 triple jump Olympic champion also swept both of her disciplines at the Continental Cup in September.

A pair of world junior record holders won the IAAF’s Rising Star Awards, as 2018 pole vault world leader and European champion (6.05m) Mondo Duplantis won the male award while 400m hurdle world junior record holder (52.75) Sydney McLaughlin took the female honor.

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