World marathon report holder Brigid Kosgei has been nominated for the 2021 Laureus World Sportswoman of the 12 months Award.
The award, held yearly, celebrates the world’s best athletes and groups.
She might be up towards Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) -Biking, Federica Brignone (Italy) – Snowboarding, Naomi Osaka (Japan) -Tennis, Wendie Renard (France) -Soccer and Breanna Stewart (USA) – Basketball.
The Kenyan athlete gained the rescheduled London Marathon by over three minutes, having damaged away from the pack 18 miles (29km) into the race.
Kosgei completed in a time of two hrs 18.58 minutes. She has now gained one of many basic Marathons in every of the final three years – 2018 Chicago, 2019 London and Chicago and 2020 London.
Kosgei stated she is comfortable good issues are coming her means and is trying ahead to successful the award.
“It is a signal of excellent issues this yr regardless of the challenges we’ve gone by means of as athletes and I am trying ahead to successful the award,” stated Kosgei, on cellphone from her coaching base in Elgeyo Marakwet County within the Rift Valley.
Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated within the males’s class. Vivian Cheruiyot is the one Kenyan to have gained the award in 2012.
Winners might be introduced at a digital occasion in Could.