The names of the five finalists for Men’s World Athlete of the Year have been confirmed, as the countdown to the World Athletics Awards 2022 continues.
The five athletes, who represent five countries from three area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2022, at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22, one-day meeting circuits and other events around the world.
Mondo Duplantis, SWE
World pole vault champion indoors and outdoors
Diamond League and European pole vault champion
Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR
World 3000m steeplechase champion
Diamond League 3000m steeplechase champion
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR
World 5000m champion, world 1500m silver medalist indoors and outdoors
European 1500m and 5000m champion
Eliud Kipchoge, KEN
Berlin Marathon champion
Tokyo Marathon champion
Noah Lyles, USA
World 200m champion
Diamond League 200m champion
The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans logged their decisions online via the World Athletics social media platforms where a record 1.3 million votes were registered.
The World Athletics Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, while the World Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25% of the final result.
Voting closed on 31 October.
The World Athletes of the Year will be announced on World Athletics’ social media platforms in early December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2022.