Kipchoge makes World Athlete of The Year Shortlist

Kipchoge makes World Athlete of The Year Shortlist
Eliud Kipchoge

Kipchoge Improved his world marathon record to 2:01:09 while becoming the Berlin Marathon champion in a year that he also won the Tokyo Marathon.

Marathon World Record holder Eliud Kipchoge makes the shortlist for the 2022 Men’s World Athlete of the Year. 

Kipchoge Improved his world marathon record to 2:01:09 while becoming the Berlin Marathon champion in a year that he also won the Tokyo Marathon. 

Other nominees include Mondo Duplantis of Sweden, Soufiane El Bakalli of Morocco and Denmark’s Jacob Ingebrigsten. 


The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2022, at the World Athletics Championships, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.

A three-way voting process determined the finalists.

The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans logged their decisions online via the World Athletics social media platforms where a record 1.3 million votes were registered.

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 31 October.

The World Athletes of the Year will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.