Others

Kipchoge Beats Cheptegei To Retain World Athlete Of The Year Gong

Kenya’s Marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has beaten Uganda’s long dustance runner Joshua Cheptegei and three other athletes to retain the Male Athlete of the year in a glamorous event held on Saturday night in Monaco.

USA’s 400M hurdler Delila Muhammad was named the best female after a tremendous 2019 where she set a world record of 52.20 seconds before bagging gold in Doha with another record of 52.16 seconds.

US’ Muhammad Delila. World Athletics photo

Kipchoge was a big value for the gong after becoming the first man to run a marathon under two hours in a historical Ineos Challenge event held in Vienna, Austria.

The Kenyan had earlier won the London Marathon for a fourth time.

Big Congrats – Kipchoge

Uganda’s Cheptegei also won the World Cross Country championship in Denmark before capping 2019 with 10,000M gold at World Championships in Doha.

USA’s Noah Lyles who won the world 200m and 4X100m titles in Doha, and both 100m and 200m Diamond League titles, Norway’s Karsten Warholm who won the 2019 world championships, Diamond League and European Indoor Championships titles in the 400m hurdles and US’ Pole vaulter Sam Kendricks were on the shortlist as well.

Male final five nominees

List Of Previous Winners:

1988
Male – Carl Lewis (US)
Female – Florence Griffith-Joyner (US)

*1989
Male – Roger Kingdom (US)
Female – Ana Fidelia Quirot (Cuba)

*1990
Male – Steve Backley (UK)
Female – Merlene Ottey (Jamaica)

*1991
Male – Carl Lewis (US)
Female – Katrin Krabbe (Germany)

*1992
Male – Kevin Young (US)
Female – Heike Henkel (Germany)

1993
Male – Colin Jackson (UK)
Female – Sally Gunnell (UK)

*1994
Male – Noureddine Morceli (Algeria)
Female – Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US)

*1995
Male – Jonathan Edwards (UK)
Female – Gwen Torrence (US)

*1996
Male – Michael Johnson (US)
Female – Svetlana Masterkova (Russia)

*1997
Male – Wilson Kipketer (Denmark)
Female – Marion Jones (US)

*1998
Male – Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)
Female – Marion Jones (US)

*1999
Male – Michael Johnson (US)
Female – Gabriela Szabo (Romania)

*2000
Male – Jan Zelezny (Czech)
Female – Marion Jones (US)

*2001
Male – Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)
Female – Stacy Dragila (US)

*2002
Male – Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)
Female – Paula Radcliffe (UK)

*2003
Male – Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)
Female – Hestrie Cloete (South Africa)

*2004
Male – Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia)
Female – Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)

*2005
Male – Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia)
Female – Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)

*2006
Male – Asafa Powell (Jamaica)
Female – Sanya Richards (US)

*2007
Male – Tyson Gay (US)
Female – Meseret Defar (Ethiopia)

*2008
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia)

*2009
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Sanya Richards (US)

*2010
Male – David Rudisha (Kenya)
Female – Blanka Vlasic (Croatia)

*2011
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Sally Pearson (Australia)

*2012
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Allyson Felix (US)

*2013
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)

*2014
Male – Renaud Lavillenie (France)
Female – Valerie Adams (New Zealand)

*2015
Male – Ashton Eaton (US)
Female – Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)

*2016
Male – Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
Female – Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)

*2017
Male – Mutaz Essa Barshim
Female – Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium)

*2018
Male – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)
Female – Caterine Ibargüen (Colombia)

2019
Male – Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)
Female – Dalilah Muhammad (US)

Advertisements
×
Advertisements
× Advertisment
%d bloggers like this: