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Marathon world record holder Kipchoge named for IAAF award shortlist

Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge, who broke the marathon world record in Berlin two months ago, was named to a five-man shortlist for the 2018 Male World Athlete of the Year, the IAAF announced Tuesday.

In September, Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds, becoming the first athlete to cross below the two hour and two minutes mark, and is also the current London Marathon champion, reports Efe.

The men’s shortlist featured United States track and field sprinter Christian Coleman, Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, French decathlete Kevin Mayer and Qatari track and field athlete Abderrahman Samba.

The winner is to be announced on December 4 at the IAAF World Athletics Awards in Monaco.

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