World Athletics Reveals Elite Nominees for Men's World Athlete of the Year Award

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Last weekend, World Athletics officially unveiled their prestigious list of 11 nominees for the coveted title of Men's World Athlete of the Year. A distinguished panel of athletics experts, hailing from all six corners of the globe and representing World Athletics, meticulously handpicked these exceptional athletes.

In a year brimming with memorable moments and outstanding achievements in the world of sports, the nominations pay tribute to the remarkable performances witnessed at events like the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, thrilling one-day meeting circuits, Label road races, and various competitions spanning the entire globe.

The highly anticipated nominees for the 2023 Men's World Athlete of the Year, listed here in alphabetical order, represent the pinnacle of athletic excellence:

Neeraj Chopra, IND, javelin
· World champion
· Asian Games champion

Ryan Crouser, USA, shot put
· World champion
· World record

Mondo Duplantis, SWE, pole vault
· World champion
· Diamond League champion with world record

Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR, 3000m steeplechase
· World champion
· Undefeated in six finals

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR, 1500m/mile/5000m
· World 5000m champion and 1500m silver medallist
· European records for 1500m, mile and 3000m

Kelvin Kiptum, KEN, marathon
· London and Chicago Marathon winner
· Marathon world record breaker

Pierce LePage, CAN, decathlon
· World champion
· World leader

Noah Lyles, USA, 100m/200m
· World 100m and 200m champion
· World leader and undefeated in six finals at 200m

Alvaro Martin, ESP, race walk
· World 20km and 35km race walk champion
· World leader 20km race walk

Miltiadis Tentoglou, GRE, long jump
· World champion
· European Indoor champion

Karsten Warholm, NOR, 400m hurdles/400m
· World 400m hurdles champion
· European indoor 400m champion

World Athletics has opened voting for the Athlete of the Year. The Council's vote will make up 50% of the result, while the Athletics Family and public votes will each account for 25%. Fans can vote on World Athletics' social media, with 'likes' and retweets representing votes. Voting ends on 28th October. Ten finalists (5 women and 5 men) will be announced on 13-14 November, and winners will be unveiled on 11 December on social media.

Source: World Athletics

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