News reaching the nation this afternoon is that our national treasure and World Record holder Ugandan World champion Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the highest sports honour of the year, along side other greats in the sports world.
The likes of Lewis hamilton , Lebron James, Robert Lewandowski and Rafael Nadal will all be battling it out for the top prize which has been previously held by football great Lionel Messi and other sports champions such Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Sebastian Vettel , Micheal Schumacher and Usain Bolt to mention but a few.
Cheptegei who is only the tenth man in history to simultaneously hold the 5000m and 10,000 m world records concurrently faces stiff competition.
He is up against front runner Lewis hamilton who has a world record equalling 7 Formula 1 championships he holds with Micheal Schumacher. Hamilton also made a record 95 Grand prix wins in the most recently concluded formula one season.
Robert Lewandowski also had a great 2020 scoring 15 champions league goals and collecting the European boot with 50 goals scored. Lewandowski also won the Fifa best player of the way ,alongside the six team trophies he won with Bayern Munich who are current European champion and Club world champions, thanks to the pole striker.
Rafeal Nadal also achieve a great feet in 2020 after winning the French Open and equalling Rodger Federer record of 20 grand slams which the two Tennis great currently hold.
Lebron James also had an outstanding basketball season after becoming one of a few players to win the NBA world championship with 3 different teams. Lebron also leads overall in the mosts points scored in NBA playoff history.