Kipchoge makes Laures awards shortlist

Shortlist includes tennis stars Novak Djokovic
TOPSHOT – Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates on the podium during the winner’s ceremony after winning the Berlin Marathon setting a new world record on September 16, 2018 in Berlin. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Sports Personality of the year Eliud Kipchoge has been nominated for this year’s Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

The Marathon world record holder faces a strong field which includes French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, Basketball star LeBron James and FIFA World Player of the year and Balon d’Or winner Luka Modric 

Others on the final shortlist of six are tennis star Novak Djokovic and five-time World Formula one champion Lewis Hamilton.

Kipchoge enjoyed a brilliant 2018 that saw him smash the Marathon World Record in Berlin and also win his third London Marathon crown as well as being named the IAAF Athlete of the Year, just a few days after being named the United Nations person of the year.

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The Laureus World Sports Awards will take place in Monaco on February 18.

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