Moment of reckoning for Kipchoge in Monaco

Tuesday December 4 2018

A photo of Eliud Kipchoge winning this year's Berlin Marathon in a new world record time is displayed at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS  MAKORI

A photo of Eliud Kipchoge winning this year's Berlin Marathon in a new world record time is displayed at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI NATION MEDIA GROUP

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IN MONTE CARLO, MONACO

The stage is set for the IAAF awards gala in Monte Carlo in Monaco where the Male and Female Athletes of the year will be known.

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the world marathon record holder, is likely to bag the Male award while compatriot and steeplechase queen Beatrice Chepkoech is in contention for the Female award.

Athletes from all corners of the world have graced the awards as seen below:

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the world marathon record holder, at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. Kipchoge is the 2018 Soya Sports Personality of the year. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, the world marathon record holder, at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. Kipchoge is the 2018 Soya Sports Personality of the year. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya's Elijah Manangoi (right) and his wife at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI

Kenya's Elijah Manangoi (right) and his wife at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

Christian Coleman (right) being interviewed by Dawn Harper-Nelson at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI

Christian Coleman (right) being interviewed by Dawn Harper-Nelson at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen (left) with her coach at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS  MAKORI

Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen (left) with her coach at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

Ethiopian athletes at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS  MAKORI

Ethiopian athletes at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech (second left) and Eliud Kipchoge (third from left) pose with their world records tokens at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS  MAKORI

Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech (second left) and Eliud Kipchoge (third from left) pose with their world records tokens at the IAAF Awards gala in Monte Carlo, Monaco on December 4, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORINATION MEDIA GROUP

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