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Boston Marathon Champion Chebet Named Sports Personality For The Month Of April

Evans Chebet is the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality of the month of April 2022.

The Kapsabet based athlete achieved the feat after winning his first ever marathon major title the prestigious Boston Marathon.

Chebet racked up victory in a time of 2 hours, 6 minutess and 51 seconds and has had his campaign effectively sewn up when the strong field of athletes in Boston failed to match his finishing touch.

And he did it in bravado bearing compatriots Lawrence Cherono and defending champion Benson Kipruto to scintillating podium dash.

The 33-year-old was on Wednesday awarded with a Vivace Washing Machine at Riadha house.

“I am so delighted to win my first ever award, it goes a long way in motivating me ahead of my aim or running Berlin and New York Marathon.

I thank SJAK for the kind gesture of remembering athletes, we are grateful,” an elated Chebet said.

“It was such a great feeling to go to Boston and win especially after failing to finish in 2018,” he added.

Chebet beat a strong field of athletes nominated for the April award including Boston Marathon Women’s winner Peres Jepchirchir, rally star Karan Patel who won the third round of the 2022 FIA African Rally Championship (Equator Rally)  from start to finish.

Also in the list was Maurine Chepkemoi, who destroyed the course record at the 75th edition of the Enschede marathon in Netherlands.

The five gold medalists for the Kenya team Hit Squad at the Africa Zone 3 Boxing Championship in Congo were also nominated for the April award.

They were Light welterweight Teresia Wanjiru, Welterweight Everlyne Akinyi, Light heavyweight Elizabeth Andiego, Flyweight David Karanja and Bantamweight Shaffi Bakari Hassan.

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