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Kipchoge, Cheptegei, Crouser, Duplantis and Warholm make WA final cut

Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has cut into the final round of the World Athletics Awards of the year.

The world marathon record holder will be up against Olympic 5,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Olympic and Diamond League shot put champion Ryan Crouser of the USA, Olympic Pole Vault champion Mondo Duplantis from Sweden and Norwegian Karseten Warholm.

The finalists
 
Joshua Cheptegei, UGA
– Olympic 5000m champion
– Olympic 10,000m silver medallist
– World-leading 8:09.55 for two miles
 
Ryan Crouser, USA
– Olympic and Diamond League shot put champion
– Undefeated all year
– World shot put records indoors and outdoors
 
Mondo Duplantis, SWE
– Olympic pole vault champion
– Diamond League pole vault champion
– European indoor pole vault champion
 
Eliud Kipchoge, KEN
– Olympic marathon champion
– Largest winning margin in men’s Olympic marathon since 1972
– Winner of Enschede Marathon
 
Karsten Warholm, NOR
– Olympic 400m hurdles champion 
– Diamond League 400m hurdles champion
– World 400m hurdles record and world 300m hurdles best

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