Olympic champion and World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is among 10 nominees that have made the shortlist for the Male World Athlete of the Year award.
Kipchoge has previously won the award twice and will be hoping he can win it for the third time after a great campaign this year that saw him bag victory at the NN Mission Marathon in Enschede, the Netherlands in April ahead of the Tokyo Olympics where he made history by successfully defending his title.
Apart from Kipchoge, other nominees are: Olympic 5000m champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Olympic shot put champion Ryan Crouser of USA, Olympic pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis of Sweden, and Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, Olympic triple jump champion Pedro Pichardo of Portugal, Olympic discus champion Daniel Stahl of Sweden, Olympic long jump champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, Olympic decathlon champion Damian Warne of Canada and Olympic 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm of Norway.
A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the World Athletics social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.
The World Athletics Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
Voting for the World Athletes of the Year closes at midnight on Saturday 6 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by World Athletics.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2021 in December.
Further information about the World Athletics Awards 2021 will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.