Joshua Cheptegei Is a Nominee for the 2021 Male World Athlete of the Year Award

World Athletics announced on Wednesday that Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei was among the nominees for the Male Athlete of the Year Award for 2021.

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At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he won gold and silver in the 5000m and 10,000m for the men to earn his spot among the greatest this year. PHOTO via @Teller Report

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleug.com/) — Ugandan distance runner Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei has been nominated for the 2021 Male World Athlete of the Year award. He is an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cross Country Champion, World Record Holder, and World Champion.

  • Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei was nominated for the 2021 World Athlete of the Year award.
  • Nominations for the 2021 Male World Athlete of the Year are listed below.
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Cheptegei , 25, will be vying for the prestigious honour for a third time after winning silver in the 10000m event and gold in 5000m at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

As a result of Cheptegei’s two medals and Peruth Chemutai’s win in the 3000m steeplechase, as well as Jacob Kiplimo’s bronze in the 10000m, Uganda had its best-ever performance in the Olympics.

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Cheptemei will compete with nine other Olympic champions for the 2021 Male Athlete of the Year Award, including marathon legend Eliud Kipchoge and shot-put champion Ryan Crouser, who has gone undefeated all year.

Mondo Duplantis, the pole vaulting ace from Sweden, and Karsten Warholm, the 400m hurdles world record holder from Norway, are also nominees.

The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family will cast their votes by email, while fans will be able to cast their votes online through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

“The World Athletics Council will vote 50%, the World Athletics Family will vote 25%, and the public will vote 25%,” stated World Athletics in its statement.

“50 per cent of the vote will come from the World Athletics Council, while 25 per cent of the vote will come from the World Athletics Family and 25 per cent from the public,” read World Athletics’ statement.

The voting will end on November 6 and five finalists will be named in December, with the winner being announced at the World Athletics Awards.

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Here is the list of nominees for the 2021 Male World Athlete of the Year award.

  1. Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)
  2. Ryan Crouser (USA)
  3. Mondo Duplantis (SWE)
  4. Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR)
  5. Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)
  6. Pedro Pichardo (POR)
  7. Daniel Stahl (SWE)
  8. Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE)
  9. Damian Warner (CAN)
  10. Karsten Warholm (NOR)

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