Athletics

Athletics: Cheptegei, 10 Others Nominated For World Gong

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei has made the list of 11 nominees for Male World Athlete of the year.

This list is selected by an international panel of athletics experts.

The milestone by Cheptegei follows his achievements in the year that saw him win gold in the 10,000M in the recently concluded IAAF World Athletics Championship.

He also won the Diamond league 5000M and World Cross country title in Aarhus, Denmark.

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who won the London Marathon and ran under 2 hours in the INEOS challenge held in Vienna, is also nominated in the same category.

Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi who also won gold in Doha misses out in the Female category.

The winners will be announced at the World Athletics Awards in Monaco on 23 November.

How To Vote – As revealed by IAAF

The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s 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 IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.

Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closes on 4 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019.

World Athlete of the Year – male nominees
Donavan Brazier, Christian Coleman, Joshua Cheptegei, Timothy Cheruiyot, Steven Gardiner, Sam Kendricks, Eliud Kipchoge, Noah Lyles, Daniel Stahl, Christian Taylor, Karsten Warholm

World Athlete of the Year – female nominees
Beatrice Chepkoech, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Sifan Hassan, Brigid Kosgei, Mariya Lasitskene, Malaika Mihambo, Dalilah Muhammad, Salwa Eid Naser, Hellen Obiri, Yulimar Rojas

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