Organisers of 2020 Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) have named Al Dhuhail SC striker Michael Olunga and world half marathon record holder as the most outstanding athletes.
The Harambee Stars striker, Olunga impressive the committee when he was the Japanese League top scorer and also the Most Valuable Player (MVP) when he plied his trade for Kashiwa Reysol before moving to Al-Duhail of Qatar.
Two time world half marathon champion Jepchirchir broke the women’s half marathon record twice when she clocked 65:16 at the World Half Marathon in Gydnia, Poland.
She also won the Prague Half Marathon and Valencia Half Marathon titles before the close of the year.
SOYA prizes held today in Naivasha
Hall of Fame
1 Ben Jipcho
2 Rose Naliaka
Shadrack Wambui (Boxing)
Corporate Social Responsibility
– Dominic Ndingiti (athletics) -Making jikos
Resilience Sportsman with Disability
Henry Wanyoike (Paralympics)
Resilience Personality (men)
Daniel Komen (athletics)
2020 Outstanding Woman living with Disability
Nancy Chelangat (Paralympics)
2020 Outstanding Sportsman living with Disability
Onesmus Munyao (Paralympics)
2020 Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year
– Peres Jepchirchir (Athletics)
2020 Outstanding Sportsman of the Year
-Michael Olunga (football)