Faith Kipyegon, the Olympic 1500m champion, has been chosen LG Sport's Personality of the Month for August.
He trounced the likes of the men's marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, women's Peres Jepchirchir, who both won gold in the Tokyo Olympics, and 800m gold medalist Emmanuel Korir.
Others were World Under-20 Walk champion Heristone Wanyonyi, 100m sensational Ferdinand Omanyala, and World Under-20 800m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi.
Faith took home a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence washing machine worth Ksh92,000 ($920) and a glittering trophy engraved with her name.
“I am so surprised about this award. It has never happened before. Being the offseason, Coach Patrick Sang called me and said that there is an urgent meeting. Little did I know I was to receive this award. It is an inspiration for me and my teammates at the camp,” Kipyegon remarked.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.