Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award

The Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award was presented annually between 1993 and 2006 to the male track and field athlete, irrespective of nationality, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. Beginning in 2007, this award was combined with the parallel Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award into the single Best Track and Field Athlete ESPY Award.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter was exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter were conferred in June and reflected performance from the June previous.[1]

List of winnersEdit

Year Athlete Nation represented Event(s) contested[2]
1993 Kevin Young   United States 400-metre hurdles
1994 Michael Johnson   United States 200 metres, 400 metres, 4 × 400-metre relay
1995 Dennis Mitchell   United States 100 metres, 4 × 100-metre relay
1996 Michael Johnson   United States 200 metres, 400 metres, 4 × 400-metre relay
1997 Michael Johnson   United States 200 metres, 400 metres, 4 × 400-metre relay
1998 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 800 metres
1999 Maurice Greene   United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 × 100-metre relay
2000 Michael Johnson   United States 200 metres, 400 metres, 4 × 400-metre relay
2001 Maurice Greene   United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 × 100-metre relay
2002 Maurice Greene   United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 × 100-metre relay
2003 Tim Montgomery   United States 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 × 100-metre relay
2004 Tom Pappas   United States Decathlon
2005 No award presented
2006 Justin Gatlin   United States 100 metres, 200 metres

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.
  2. ^ Events listed are those contested in at least one major competition during the period in consideration of performance during which the award was presented.

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