Three time World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor is the STARTIMES/ SJAK Sports Personality of the month of March 2018.
The athlete who also doubles up as a track star becomes the ninth recipient of the award given in partnership between the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya and Multi national media company StarTimes .
Kamworor was recognized for his exploits in long distance running and specifically the 2018 World Half Marathon championships in Valencia, Spain where he successfully defended his title for the third consecutive time.
A panel of Sports journalists settled on the 25-year-old in favour of motorsports ace Carl Tundo who sealed his 5th Safari Rally title.
Other nominees for the award were volleyball player Triza Atuka who was voted the best blocker at the women’s African Club Championships in Cairo Egypt , Celliphine Chespol and Alfred Barkach who won the women and men senior races respectively at the 5th Africa Cross Country Championships in Chlef Algeria.
Kamworor who is managed by Global Sports Communication based in Kaptagat Uasin Gishu County received a 42-inch digital television set and KSh100, 000 courtesy of StarTimes.
“ It is such an honour to be appreciated and a good motivation as I train ahead of my races in the remainder of the year. It is always a great moment to represent my country and win.
Thank you all sports journalists for always telling our stories, you are part of our success.” He said.
SJAK President Chris Mbaisi lauded Kamworor for the feat saying the association will continue highlighting the achievements of sportsmen and women and hopefully “they will get the appreciation they deserve.”
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