Kipyegon among World Athlete of the Year finalists

Kipyegon among World Athlete of the Year finalists

Kipyegon has had a stellar year in 2021, breaking the Kenyan 1500m record when she clocked 3 minutes 51.07 seconds, the fourth fastest time in history before successfully defending her Olympic title in Tokyo in an Olympic record time of 3 minutes 53.11 seconds.

Faith Kipyegon

Faith Kipyegon is among the five finalists for the 2021 World Athletics Female World Athlete of the Year.

Kipyegon has had a stellar year in 2021, breaking the Kenyan 1500m record when she clocked 3 minutes 51.07 seconds, the fourth fastest time in history before successfully defending her Olympic title in Tokyo in an Olympic record time of 3 minutes 53.11 seconds.

The 27-year-old also won the 2021 Diamond League 1500m crown, adding to her previous title from 2017.

The other finalists are Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, Sydney McLaughlin of the USA and the Netherlands’ Sifan Hassan.

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.

Voting closed on 6 November.

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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