President Uhuru honours Jepchirchir and Kipyegon with OGW

Reigning Olympic Games marathon champion Peres Jepcirchir and double Olympic Games 1,500m champion Faith Chepng’etich Kipyegon were awarded with Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two athletes were feted during the Jamhuri Day celebrations held at the Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi ysteday.

Jepchirchir became the first runner to win Olympic and New York Marathon titles in the same year when she fell just outside compatriot Margaret Okayo’s course record (2:22:31 set in 2003) by just eight seconds, winning in two hours, 22 minutes and 39 seconds

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