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Eliud Kipchoge wins UN Person of the Year

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Addis Ababa, October 24, 2018 (FBC) – World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has been named as the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations team in Kenya.

The 33-year-old Kenyan set a new marathon record in September with a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin.

He took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best.

He has been recognized for his “extraordinary sports performances, his work on HIV/Aids in Kenya, his endurance, his courage” which embody the ideals of the UN, Unesco tweeted.

Source: BBC