Eliud Kipchoge in shortlist for world best athlete award

Eliud Kipchoge in shortlist for world best athlete award

Men Marathon Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge during a TV interview on November 24, 2020 at the Nike Global Sports Communication Camp in Kaptagat to celebrate Athletics Kenya (AK) 70 year anniversary. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Athletics Kenya/ Sportpicha

  • The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced during the World Athletics awards that will be held virtually on December 1.


Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has made the final shortlist of five for this year’s Male Athlete of the Year award.

Kipchoge who successfully defended his title at the Tokyo Olympics will be hoping to win the award for a third time after bagging the crown in 2018 and 2019.

He will however face stiff competition from fellow Olympic champions; Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda), Karsten Warlhom (Norway), Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) and Ryan Crouser (USA).

The winner of the prestigious prize will be announced during the World Athletics awards that will be held virtually on December 1.