Either Cheptegei or Jacob Kiplimo to win World Athlete of the Year award
By: Denis Kayongo
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo are now in the better possition to win the World Athelete of the Year in the male category. Kiplimo who made history by becoming the first Ugandan to gold with a world half marathon win in a record time of 58 minutes 49 seconds.
Joshua Chetegei this year has broked records and sets new records all over the races he has been participating in throughout the year. Cheptegei clocked 26:11:02 at the NN World Record Day event in Valencia, Spain to beat Kenenisa Bekele’s 15-year-old 10,000m record of 26:17.53.
World Athlete of the Year - male nominees
Donavan Brazier (USA), Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda), Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya), Ryan Crouser (USA), Mondo Duplantis (Sweden), Jacob Kiplimo (Uganda), Noah Lyles (USA), Daniel Stahl (Sweden), Johannes Vetter (Germany), Karsten Warholm (Norway)
The winners will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 on Saturday 5 December.