World champion Joshua Cheptegei who holds world records at 5000m (12:35.36), 10,000m (26:11.00) and 5km on the roads (12:51), among the five finalists for the 2020 Male World Athlete of the Year.
Cheptegei was also fourth at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships on his debut over the distance.
Also on the list is USA’s Ryan Crouser who is undefeated in 10 shot put competitions. His 22.91m world-leading performance moved him to equal third on the world all-time list.
Mondo Duplantis, Sweden broke the world record in the pole vault twice (6.17m and 6.18m) and produced the highest outdoor vault of all time (6.15m) and undefeated in 16 competitions.
Johannes Vetter, Germany won eight of his nine javelin competitions and threw a world-leading 97.76m, the second farthest throw in history.
Karsten Warholm, Norway ran a world-leading 46.87 in the 400m hurdles, the second fastest performance in history and undefeated in nine 400m/400m hurdles races and set world best of 33.78 in 300m hurdles.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live at the World Athletics Awards 2020 to be staged as a virtual event on Saturday 5 December and streamed live on the World Athletics YouTube channel, its Facebook page and via Twitter.
Voting procedure for 2020 World Athletes of the Year A three-way voting process determined the finalists. The World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family cast their votes by email, while fans voted online via our social media platforms. The Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, while the Athletics Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25% of the final result. Voting for the Male World Athlete of the Year closed on November 15.