World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge has been named UN Person of the Year.
Kipchoge was awarded by the United Nations office in Nairobi on Wednesday by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma.
He was awarded for his extraordinary performances, his work on HIV/AIDS in Kenya, and his endurance and courage.
Juma said he was awarded for his athletic heroism and determination to advance the spirit of sports.
Kipchoge was feted as the United Nations celebrated its 73rd anniversary.
The Dutch Embassy was among the first to laud Kipchoge.