Kipchoge makes World Athlete of the Year shortlist

Kipchoge makes World Athlete of the Year shortlist

He successfully defended his Olympic title in the biggest victory margin in an Olympics marathon since 1972 when he clocked 2 hours 08 minutes and 38 seconds, one minue twenty seconds ahead of the next closest finisher.

Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge is among the five finalists for the 2021 World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year. The 37 year Kipchoge is the reigning world record holder in the men’s marathon and the first man to unofficially run the marathon in under two hours.

He successfully defended his Olympic title in the biggest victory margin in an Olympics marathon since 1972 when he clocked 2 hours 08 minutes and 38 seconds, one minue twenty seconds ahead of the next closest finisher.

The other nominees include Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, Ryan Crouser of the USA, Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis and Norway’s Karsten Warholm.

A three-way voting process determined the finalists.

The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans voted online via the World Athletics social media platforms. The World Athletics Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25% of the final result.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced at the World Athletics Awards 2021, which will be held virtually on 1 December.

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