Nairobi – Two-hour IAAF World Under-20 3,000m Women's Tipping Campaign Celiphine Chespol has been named in the final list of five for the 2018 IAAF Female Rising Star Award.
Chespol who also won silver at the African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria in August will compete for the ultimate crown against Ethiopian duo Meseret Belete and Meskerem Mamo, US carpenter Sydney McLaughlin and the Jamaican sprinter Brianna Williams.
The 19-year-old announced to the athletics world who won his first 20-year title in Bydgoszcz, Poland in 2016 as a 17-year-old, only one year after she won the 2000s in the 18th century in Cali, Colombia.
Chespol appeared in the senior team this season and she did not disappoint. She won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia at the beginning of the year.
She also defended her Under 20 title in Tampere Finland this year before he struggled with seniors and beat silver at the African showpiece in Nigeria before spreading her form to land where she passed the African Seniortiteln.
The winner of the prize will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on December 4th.
Meseret Belete (ETH)
– World U20 best at half marathon with 1:07:51
– Sixth and Team Gold at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018
– Gothenburg half-marathon winner
– World U20 champion and world U20 leader at steeplechase at 9: 01.82
– African (senior) land champion
– Steeplechase Silvers at the Commonwealth Games and African Championships
Meskerem Mamo (ETH)
– The World U20 leads at 3000m and 5000m with 8: 33.63 and 15: 05.21
– Bronze in 5000m at the African Championship
Sydney McLaughlin (USA)
– Two world U20 books or records on both 400m hedges and indoors 400m with 52.75 and 50.36i respectively
– World (senior) stays at 400m hedges with 52.75
– US Collegiate Masters of 400m Hedges
Briana Williams (JAM)
– World U20 champion at both 100m and 200m
– Carifta Games U17 champion on both sprint and 4x100m