Canada’s Pierce LePage nominated for World Athlete of the Yr


The nominees for the 2023 World Athletics Males’s Athlete of the Yr award have been revealed, and among the many 11 elite athletes in rivalry is Canada’s , the decathlon world champion.

On the 2023 World Athletics Championships, LePage of Whitby, Ont., grew to become the primary Canadian to win a world championship title within the decathlon, with an impressive private greatest rating of 8,909 factors. Throughout the competitors, the 27-year-old set private bests within the males’s 110m hurdles and achieved season’s bests within the pole vault, 1,500m, excessive bounce and 400m, securing the highest spot on the rostrum. He additionally surpassed his earlier better of 8,701 factors, which he achieved on the 2022 World Championships, the place he received silver.

LePage additionally received the premier decathlon occasion of the season on the Götzis Hypo-Assembly in Austria in Might, bringing an finish to streak of six consecutive wins. If LePage had been to win the Male Athlete of the Yr award, he could be the primary Canadian male to take action for the reason that award was established in 1988. 

The 11 nominees had been chosen by a global panel comprising athletics journalists and council representatives from World Athletics.

Listed below are the nominees for 2023 Males’s World Athlete of the Yr (in alphabetical order):

Observe nominees

Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR, 3,000m steeplechase
· World champion
· Undefeated in six finals

, NOR, 1,500m/mile/5,000m
· World 5000m champion and 1,500m silver medallist
· European information for 1,500m, mile and three,000m

, KEN, marathon
· London and Chicago Marathon winner
· Marathon world document – 2:00:25

Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum on the 2023 Chicago Marathon. Photograph: Kevin Morris

Pierce LePage, CAN, decathlon
· World champion, Götzis Hypo-meeting champion
· World chief – 8,909 factors

, USA, 100m/200m
· World 100m and 200m champion
· World chief and undefeated in six finals at 200m

Photograph: Kevin Morris

Alvaro Martin, ESP, race stroll
· World 20 km and 35 km race stroll champion
· World chief 20 km race stroll

, NOR, 400m hurdles/400m
· World 400m hurdles champion
· European indoor 400m champion

Subject nominees

, IND, javelin
· World champion
· Asian Video games champion

Ryan Crouser, USA, shot put
· World champion
· World document – 23.56 metres

Mondo Duplantis, SWE, pole vault
· World champion
· Diamond League champion with world document – 6.23 metres

World Athletics Championships, Budapest, Hungary, August 19-27, 2023. Photograph: Kevin Morris

Miltiadis Tentoglou, lengthy bounce
· World champion
· European Indoor champion

A 3-way voting course of will decide the 5 male and 5 feminine finalists, who shall be introduced on Nov. 13 and 14, with winners being introduced on Dec.11. The World Athletics Council and Household will solid their votes through electronic mail, whereas followers can vote on-line through World Athletics social media platforms on Fb,  and  (X). The World Athletics Council vote will make up 50 per cent of the consequence, with 25 per cent coming from the World Athletics Household and the opposite 25 per cent from the general public. Particular person graphics for every nominee shall be posted this week, and a ‘like’ on Fb and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will rely as one vote.

Voting for the award will conclude at midnight on Oct. 31. 

Swedish pole vaulter received final yr’s award after setting the world document on the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Hayward Subject in Eugene has been a particular place for Duplantis, he broke the pole vault world document there once more this yr on the 2023 Diamond League remaining.



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