Kenya: World Marathon Champion Chepngetich Named March’s Best Sports Personality

Nairobi — World Marathon Champion Ruth Chepngetich has been named the LG/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports persona for the month of March.

The 27-year-old beat stiff competitors from different star nominees within the eventful month to win the coveted award for the second time following her stellar efficiency in Japan’s Nagoya Marathon.

Chepngetich was all smiles and this is what she needed to say: “It’s such a great feeling being acknowledged for your performance in a very competitive space. I want to become the first ever personality to win this award for the third time,” Chepngetich, who has now received the award twice mentioned.

For her efforts she was awarded with an LG Solardom Oven and a trophy engraved along with her title.

Speaking on the occasion through the presentation ceremony held at Kenya Prisons Headquarters Nairobi, LG Electronics Corporates Marketing Manager Maureen Kemunto mentioned;

“This award allows us as LG Electronics to strengthen sports cohesion among our sports champions and communities across diverse disciplines. Our commitment is to ensure that the desire the dream and vision of our sports personalities do not wither.”

Commissioner General of Prions, Brigadier (Rtd) John Warioba mentioned awarding Chepngetich for the second time in two seasons is nice for the service and works to encourage many different athletes to goal increased.

“I wish to take this opportunity to thank SJAK and sponsors LG for highlighting our athletes performances across all sports. I hope more athletes from the prisons service will be inspired by this award to do better for the country,” the Commission General underscored.