Ugandan athlete Joshua Kiptegei is among 11 nominees for the IAAF male athlete of the year, the athletic’s governing body said on Monday.
Cheptegei won the 10, 000m race in Doha and also holds the world cross country title.
Cheptegei is up against a host of several athletes from both Africa and other continents.
From Africa, Cheptegei will be contending against Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who just set history as the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours.
Ten winners from the recent world athletics championships in Doha also are under consideration for the global honour including Americans Donovan Brazier (800m), Christian Coleman (100m), Sam Kendricks (pole vault), Noah Lyles (200m), and Christian Taylor (triple jump).
Bahamas’ Steven Gardiner (400m), Sweden’s Daniel Stahl (discus) and Norway’s Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles) are also nominated.
Female nominees will be announced on Tuesday.
Fans may vote online on the IAAF’s social media platforms.
Athletes of the year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in November.