Faith Kipyegon misses out on Athlete of the Year award
Kenya’s 1500 champion Faith Kipyegon missed out on the Women’s World Athlete of the Year after she missed out on the final cut of the list released yesterday.
Kipyegon was among the athletes shortlisted for the award when the initial list of 10 was announced on October 17 but missed out on the final five.
Kipyegon had a sensational season that saw her reclaim the world title in Oregon before clinching a third Diamond League trophy.
The 28-year-old also missed the 1500 m world record with seconds when she ran 3:50.37 at the Monaco Diamond League.
It was the second-fastest time in the history of the women’s 1,500 m race with Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba holding the world record of 3:50.07 set in Monaco in 2015. Jamaican 100 m, and 200 m sensation Shelly Anne Fraser headlines the final list with Nigerian Tobi Amusan also included.