Cheptegei, Kiplimo nominated for Male World Athlete of the Year
This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2020 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2020 to be held virtually on Saturday 5 December.
World Athletics is pleased to confirm a list of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of World Athletics.
The nominations reflect the remarkable range of exceptional performances that the sport has witnessed this year, despite the challenges that the global Covid-19 pandemic presented.
The nominees for 2020 Male World Athlete of the Year are (in alphabetical order):
Donavan Brazier, USA
ran world-leading 800m times indoors (1:44.22, North American indoor record) and outdoors (1:43.15)won all seven of his races over all distancesJoshua Cheptegei, Uganda
broke world records at 5000m (12:35.36), 10,000m (26:11.00) and 5km on the roads (12:51) was fourth at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships on his debut over the distanceTimothy Cheruiyot, Kenya
ran world-leading 3:28.45 over 1500mundefeated in three 1500m racesRyan Crouser, USA
undefeated in 10 shot put competitionshis 22.91m world-leading performance moved him to equal third on the world all-time listMondo Duplantis, Sweden
broke the world record in the pole vault twice (6.17m and 6.18m) and produced the highest outdoor vault of all time (6.15m)undefeated in 16 competitionsJacob Kiplimo, Uganda
won world half marathon title in a championship record of 58:49ran a world-leading 7:26.64 over 3000m, the fastest time in the world since 2007Noah Lyles, USA
undefeated in five finalsran a world-leading 19.76 over 200mDaniel Stahl, Sweden
won 17 of his 19 discus competitionsthrew a world-leading 71.37mJohannes Vetter, Germany
won eight of his nine javelin competitionsthrew a world-leading 97.76m, the second farthest throw in historyKarsten Warholm, Norway
ran a world-leading 46.87 in the 400m hurdles, the second fastest performance in historyundefeated in nine 400m/400m hurdles races and set world best of 33.78 in 300m hurdlesA three-way voting process will determine the finalists.
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics’ social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.
The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Sunday 15 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by World Athletics.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 on Saturday 5 December.
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