Men's World Athlete 2022: El Bakkali and Kipchoge on behalf of Africa

Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali and Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge will carry Africa's hopes for the title of "Best Male Athlete" of the Year 2022. They will face Swedish Mondo Duplantis, Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen and American Noah Lyles.


The finalists:

Mondo Duplantis, SWE
- World pole vault champion indoors and outdoors
- Diamond League and European pole vault champion
- Improved his world record to 6.19m and 6.20m indoors, and then 6.21m outdoors

Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR
- World 3000m steeplechase champion
- Diamond League 3000m steeplechase champion
- Unbeaten in 2022, running a world-leading 7:58.28 in Rabat

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR
- World 5000m champion, world 1500m silver medallist indoors and outdoors
- European 1500m and 5000m champion
- Ran a world indoor 1500m record of 3:30.60 and won the Diamond League title in a world-leading 3:29.02

Eliud Kipchoge, KEN
- Improved his world marathon record to 2:01:09
- Berlin Marathon champion
- Tokyo Marathon champion

Noah Lyles, USA
- World 200m champion
- Diamond League 200m champion
- Ran a world-leading national record of 19.31 to move to third on the world all-time list

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