Winning the accolade puts her in the elite list of personnel that has clinched it thrice.

Talent sensation, Beatrice Chebet, has won the LG/SJAK Sports Personality of May following her monumental display at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon, USA.

The double world cross-country champion competed at the event held on May 25 where she ran to tape a historic time of 28:54 in the 25-lap race- interestingly her second time running the event.

Winning the accolade puts her in the elite list of personnel that has clinched it thrice.

Upon receiving the award, she promised to bag a Gold medal in the Paris Olympics. She announced earlier that she was doubling in her customary 5000 meters, and her new event- 10,000 meters.

“I want to appreciate the recognition and thank SJAK and LG. We have trials for the Olympics tomorrow, and I will run the 5000m. God willing, I want to go and bring a gold medal because, in any global event, I have never won a gold medal. I know anything can happen and everyone is a champion and I want to win easy and clean,” she disclosed.

She beat a field of elite nominees to the award that included; reigning FIA African Rally Champion and current series leader Karan Patel, E-Sports star Bilal Mohamed- who became the first Esports player to be nominated for the Holy Grail SJAK award, Kenya Police Bullets striker Rebecca Okwaro, and the Harambee Stars striker Benson Omalla.

Other nominees included; Daniel Mateiko, Kariobangi Sharks forward John Mark Makwata, Brian Komen, amateur golfer Michael Karanga, Antony Nyamanya, Taekwondo master Patrick Thimangu, Austin Odhiambo, and Amos Obae who was named the Rugby Super Series player of the tournament.

Among the nominees were; Triza Atuka and Deborah Jesang were both feted as the best blocker and outside hitter respectively. They were drafted into the African Dream Team during the 2024 Confederation of African Women’s Volleyball Clubs Championship in, Egypt.


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