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16:50  15 october  2019
16:50  15 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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World Athlete of the Year - male nominees . Donavan Brazier, Christian Coleman, Joshua Cheptegei, Timothy Cheruiyot, Steven Gardiner, Sam World Athlete of the Year - female nomine. Beatrice Chepkoech, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Sifan Hassan, Brigid Kosgei

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a person holding a sign: Chicago Marathon - Kenya's Brigid Kosgei reacts after winning the women's marathon setting a new world record © Reuters/MIKE SEGAR Chicago Marathon - Kenya's Brigid Kosgei reacts after winning the women's marathon setting a new world record

(Reuters) - Kenya's marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei was one of 11 nominees for the IAAF female athlete of the year, athletics' governing body announced on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Kosgei finished the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds on Sunday to shatter Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old world record of 2:15:25, which the Briton had set in London.

American Dalilah Muhammad, who earlier this month broke her own world record to win the women's 400 metres hurdles title at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds, was also nominated for the global honour.

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His nomination comes barely two days after breaking the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna. - Only five of the nominees will make the final shortlist depending on the votes garnered. Eliud Kipchoge has been included among 11 nominees for the prestigious IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year

Watch: Fresh off her world record run, Kosgei thinks women can go even faster (Reuters)

Muhammad, 29, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record which was set in July.

Other world champions included were Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech (3000 metres steeplechase) and Hellen Obiri (5,000 metres), Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (100m and 4x100m) and Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson (heptathlon).

Sifan Hassan, Mariya Lasitskene, Malaika Mihambo, Salwa Eid Naser and Yulimar Rojas completed the list.

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A three-way voting process will determine the finalists, with fans eligible to vote online on the IAAF's social media platforms up to Nov. 5.

The male nominees were announced on Monday.

Athletes of the year will be announced at the World Athletics Awards in November.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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