Eliud Kipchoge, holder of the world marathon record, has advanced to the finals for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year Award.
Kipchoge won both the Berlin and Tokyo marathons, where he broke his own record in the Berlin marathon.
Other athletes on the list include Mondo Duplantis of Sweden, the world’s indoor and outdoor pole vault champion, Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco, the world’s 5000-meter champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, and America’s Noah Lyles, the world’s 200-meter champion.
The three athletes represented their countries in different events including the World Athletics Championships in Oregon 22, the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits, and other events throughout the world, registering stellar performances.
The three finalists were chosen through a three-way voting procedure, with a record 1.3 million votes cast online through World Athletics social media channels by fans, the World Athletics Council, and the World Athletics Family.
The votes of the World Athletics Family and the general public each contributed 25% to the outcome, while the votes of the World Athletics Council accounted for 50% of the outcome. On October 31, the voting process came to an end.
As part of the World Athletics Awards 2022, the World Athletes of the Year will be revealed on World Athletics’ social media channels in early December.
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