World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge is among the 10 nominees for the Male Athlete of the Year, World Athletics has announced.
The 36 year-old defended his Rio title at the Tokyo Olympics.
The nominees for 2021 Male World Athlete of the Year are:
- Joshua Cheptegei Uganda (Olympic 5000m and 10000m champion)
- Ryan Crouser (American shot putter and discus thrower)
- Mondo Duplantis – Swedish–American pole vaulter and the current world indoor record holder
- Jakob Ingebrigtsen Norwegian middle-distance runner. Won gold at the 1500m in the Olympics
- Pedro Pichardo Cuban-born Portuguese triple jumper and current Olympic
- Daniel Stahl – Swedish athlete specializing in the discus throw
- Miltiadis Tentoglou – Greek Long jump athlete who won gold at Tokyo 2020
- Damian Warner Canadian track and field athlete specializing in decathlon. He is a 2020 Olympic champion and is set to be inducted to Canada’s Walk of fame
- Karsten Warholm – Norwegian athlete specializing in 400m hurdles. He won gold at the men’s 400m hurdles final at Tokyo 2020
The voting process officially began on Thursday, with the World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family set to cast their votes by email.
For fans, they will be able to vote via the World Athletics social media platforms either by ‘liking’ a graphic of their favourite athlete or via a retweet on twitter.
The 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year 2021 have been announced.
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) October 21, 2021