Olympic champion Kipchoge shattered the world marathon record by 78 seconds as he completed the Berlin Marathon in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.
Kipchoge is a first-time winners of the award.
Kipchoge’s performance marked the biggest improvement in the marathon record since Australian Derek Clayton took almost two and a half minutes off the mark in 1967.
The 34-year-old Kenyan also won the London Marathon in 2018.
He also missed by 26 seconds breaking the magical two-hour barrier when he crossed the line in 2:00.25 in a special race on the Monza circuit in Italy in 2017 that was not eligible for record purposes.
Here are some of the reaction;
— Parents Magazine (@parentsafrica) December 5, 2018
Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for winning 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year! I wish the Kenyan politician could aspire to achieve greatness in the manner in which you’ve accomplished great achievements. pic.twitter.com/xQ8Y70iVZ4
— Adipo Sidang’ (@AdipoetryKE) December 5, 2018
Eliud Kipchoge e Caterine Ibarguen atleti mondiali dell’anno al Gala IAAF di Montecarlo https://t.co/9OlY7KcneD
— FOX Sports (@FOXSportsIT) December 5, 2018
Congratulations to Eliud Kipchoge for being awarded as the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2018 at Monaco. A legend you will be and an all time great game changer, bravo @EliudKipchoge #AthleticsAwards#BallonDor2018 pic.twitter.com/QfTj9IHQcv
— seth odongo (@sethodongo1) December 5, 2018
Congratulations Eliud Kipchoge for being named IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2018. This fete coincides with our launch of the Skills Mismatch Survey where the youth were encouraged to harness their skills and potential for employability #fkeskillsmismatch pic.twitter.com/0HYvYEyN8Q
— FKE Kenya (@FKEKenya) December 5, 2018
— procamrunning.in (@procamrunning) December 5, 2018
. @EliudKipchoge 🇰🇪 wins the Male Athlete of the Year Award 2018
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) December 4, 2018