Cheptegei nominated for best male world athlete of the year

Cheptegei won one Gold medal in the 5000m category and won a silver in the 10000m distance. He also recorded a world-leading 8:09.55 over the 2-miles distance.

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Uganda’s star athlete Joshua Cheptegei is among the five finalists nominated for the award of the Best Male World Athlete of the year 2021.

Cheptegei made the final list with four other top athletes. Cheptegei had a tremendous season in 2021 that saw him bag two medals in the Olympic games.

Cheptegei won one Gold medal in the 5000m category and won a silver in the 10000m distance. He also recorded a world-leading 8:09.55 over the 2-miles distance.

Other nominees include Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who also won gold in the Olympics marathon, Norway’s Karsten Warholm who also won gold in 400m hurdles at the Olympics, US’s Ryan Crouser, and Sweden’s Pole Mondo Duplantis.

“The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have produced some exceptional performance across a range of athletics disciplines in 2021 at the Tokyo Olympic Games, one-day meeting circuits, and other events around the world”, a statement from world athletics read.

According to world athletics, the male and female world athletes of the year will be announced at the World Athletics awards event that is expected to take place on December 1.

The voting process comprises three parties including the world athletics council, the world athletics family, and the public.

The world athletics council vote counted for 50% of the result, the world athletics family also contributed 25% and the public vote also contributed 25%

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