Two time London marathon champion Brigid Kosgei has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award.
Kosgei will battle it out for the coveted award against Naomi Osaka of Japan (Tennis), Dutch cyclist Anna Van Der Breggen and Italy’s Federica Brignone (Skiing).
Others are; French footballer Wendie Renard and Breaana Stewart of USA (Basketball).
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei will face off with Rafael Nadal (Tennis), Le Bron James (Basketball), Lewis Hamilton (Motor Racing), Armand Duplantis (Athletics) and Robert Lewandowski (Football).
At the same time, Boxgirls Kenya based in Nairobi’s Eastlands has also been shortlisted for the Laureus Sport for Good Award. The initiative started by a boxing coach, Analo Anjere supports and empowers at-risk girls in underserved slum communities in Nairobi.
They will however battle for the award alongside Fundación Colombianitos of Colombia and KICKFORMORE of Germany.