World Athlete of the Year 2023 Winners List, Prize, Award Date & How to Attend?

As the World Athletics Awards 2023 get near, the World Athletics published the names of five finalists for the Men’s World Athlete of the Year award on Tuesday. Neeraj Chopra is vying for World Athlete of the Year 2023. 

World Athlete of the Year 2023 Winners List

Many of the athletes are highlighted because of their accomplishments in Budapest 2023, where Lyles won three gold medals at the World Athletics Championships

Another name on the list is Kelvin Kiptum, a rising star in Kenyan marathon running who broke Eliud Kipchige’s world record at the Chicago Marathon in 2023.

2023 Men’s World Athlete of the Year Nominees: 

Neeraj Chopra, IND, javelin

  • World champion
  • Asian Games champion

Ryan Crouser, USA, shot put

  • World champion
  • World record

Mondo Duplantis, SWE, pole vault

  • World champion
  • Diamond League champion with world record

Soufiane El Bakkali, MAR, 3000m steeplechase

World Athlete of the Year 2023 Winners

  • World champion
  • Undefeated in six finals

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, NOR, 1500m/mile/5000m

  • World 5000m champion and 1500m silver medallist
  • European records for 1500m, mile and 3000m

Kelvin Kiptum, KEN, marathon

  • London and Chicago Marathon winner
  • Marathon world record breaker

Pierce LePage, CAN, decathlon

  • World champion
  • World leader

Noah Lyles, USA, 100m/200m

  • World 100m and 200m champion
  • World leader and untouchable in 6 finals at 200m

Alvaro Martin, ESP, race walk

  • World 20km and 35km race walk champion
  • World leader 20km race walk

Miltiadis Tentoglou, GRE, long jump

  • World champion
  • European Indoor champion

Karsten Warholm, NOR, 400m hurdles/400m

  • World 400m hurdles champion
  • European indoor 400m champion

Women’s World Athlete of the Year 2023

  Tigist Assefa, ETH, marathon

  • Berlin marathon winner
  • World marathon record

Femke Bol, NED, 400m/400m hurdles

  • World 400m hurdles champion
  • World indoor 400m record

Shericka Jackson, JAM, 100m/200m

  • World 200m champion and 100m silver medallist
  • Diamond League 100m and 200m champion

Faith Kipyegon, KEN, 1500m/mile/5000m

  • World 1500m and 5000m champion
  • World records at 1500m, mile and 5000m

Yulimar Rojas, VEN, triple jump

  • World champion
  • Diamond league champion

World Athlete of the Year 2023 Winners Prizes 

At this year’s World Athletics Championships, athletes who break world records could win $100,000 (£78.5 million/€92 million), thanks to the continued support of Japanese electronics company TDK.

Gold $70,000
Silver $35,000
Bronze $22,000
4th $16,000
5th $11,000
6th $7000
7th $6000
8th $5000

Furthermore, gold medal winners who also set an IAAF World Record will once again get a $100,000 prize from Japanese electronics manufacturer TDK. 

A cash reward will be awarded to the top eight finishers in each race.Once more, a total of nearly $8.5 million is up for grabs.

World Athletics Awards 2023 Date

As part of the World Athletics Awards 2023, the World Athletes of the Year will be revealed on World Athletics’ platforms on December 11. 

During the annual World Athletics Awards, one lucky participant and a partner will win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip to Monaco.

The fan VIP trip winners will have the opportunity to spend three nights in Monaco (9–11 December) and interact with the top athletes of 2023. All flights, lodging, and evening meals are covered.

World Athletics Awards 2023 Voting

The finalists were selected by a three-way vote. While fans recorded their votes online via World Athletics social media platforms, where a record 2 million votes were registered, the World Athletics Council and the World Athletics Family submitted their ballots via email.

The polls ended on October 28.

Voting has begun for the World Athletes of the Year award for 2023. There will be a comprehensive three-way voting procedure to decide the finalists. On December 11, 2023, World Athletics will formally announce the winners on its social media channels.

How to attend World Athletics Awards 2023

On Monday, December 11, the World Athletics Awards will take place in Monaco. The fan VIP trip winners will get to spend three nights (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) in Monaco and have face-to-face meetings with the top athletes of 2023.

We are awarding one lucky winner and a guest a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip to Monaco during the annual World Athletics Awards as a way of saying thank you for your support during one of the greatest years in athletics history. 

You won’t need to worry about anything other than exploring the stunning city of Monaco and hanging out with your favorite athletes because flights, lodging, and evening meals will all be covered. 

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