This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2018 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on Tuesday 4 December.
The 10 nominees were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
Kenyan celebrated athlete and London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, Timothy Cheruiyot and Emmanuel Korir are among 10 nominees for 2018 IAAF Male Athlete of the Year.
The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 nominees for Male World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
Other athletes who are competing for 2018 Male World Athlete of the Year are:
– World leads at both 1500m and one mile, with nine out of 11 wins across those distances
– World indoor record and world indoor champion at 60m
– European champion at pole vault with a world-leading height
– World lead and the world’s fastest at 800m since 2012
– World lead and unbeaten in nine finals at 400m hurdles, setting the world’s quickest time since 1992
– World lead with the world’s longest shot put since 2003
– World lead and unbeaten in his five races at 200m, including at the Diamond League final
– Continental Cup winner at 100m & 4x100m
– Diamond League and Commonwealth Games champion at long jump
– World Indoor champion at heptathlon