The names of the five finalists for Menā€™s World Athlete of the Year honours have been confirmed, as the countdown to theĀ World Athletics Awards 2023Ā continues.

The five athletes, who represent four countries from four area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2023, winning titles and breaking world records at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, one-day meeting circuits, Label road races and other events around the world.

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Neeraj Chopra, IND, javelin
Ā· World champion
Ā· Asian Games champion

Ryan Crouser, USA, shot put
Ā· World champion
Ā· World record

Mondo Duplantis, SWE, pole vault
Ā· World champion
Ā· Diamond League champion with world record

Kelvin Kiptum, KEN, marathon
Ā· London and Chicago Marathon winner
Ā· Marathon world record breaker

Noah Lyles, USA, 100m/200m
Ā· World 100m and 200m champion
Ā· World leader and undefeated in six finals at 200m

Voting procedure for 2023 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 logged their decisions online via the World Athletics social media platforms where a record 2 million votes were registered.

Voting closed on 28 October.

The World Athletes of the Year will be announced on World Athleticsā€™ platforms on 11 December, as part of the World Athletics Awards 2023.

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