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Finalists announced for 2019 Male Rising Star Award

With less than three weeks to go until the World Athletics Awards 2019, the IAAF is delighted to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Male Rising Star Award to recognise this year's best U20 athlete.

The winner will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in Monaco on Saturday 23 November.

The nominees are:

Selemon Barega (ETH)
- silver medallist in the 5000m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
- world U20 lead at 5000m with 12:53.04
- world U20 lead at 10,000m with 26:49.46
- fifth in the senior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Aarhus 2019

Alison dos Santos (BRA)
- broke South American U20 400m hurdles record seven times
- world U20 lead at 400m hurdles with 48.28
- Pan-American Games champion
- seventh at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Lamecha Girma (ETH)
- silver medallist in the 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
- world U20 lead with 8:01.36
- broke national senior record in the 3000m steeplechase

Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR)
- European indoor 3000m champion
- world U20 lead and European U20 record at 1500m with 3:30.16
- world U20 lead and European U20 record at the mile with 3:51.30
- European U20 record at 5000m with 13:02.03
- finished fourth at 1500m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019
- finished fifth at 5000m at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Mykhaylo Kokhan (UKR)
- world U20 lead in the hammer with 77.39m
- finished fifth at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

 

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