Carlos Alcaraz, tennis, Spain
Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open men’s title after defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3 in the finals on 11 September 2022 in New York. At age 19, he is the youngest man to ascend to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) No. 1 ranking.
Remco Evenepoel, cycling, Belgium
Remco Evenepoel of Belgium won the men’s elite race at the International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, on 25 September 2022. Evenepoel finished with a time of 6:16:08 and captured his fifth race win on the season.
Jalen Hurts, football, United States
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month after completing 66 of 98 passes for 916 yards with four touchdown passes and an NFC best 106.5 quarterback rating. He recorded 167 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns – becoming the first player ever with at least 900 passing yards and 150 rushing yards in the first three games of the season.
Aaron Judge, baseball, United States
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge earned American League player of the month honors after hitting .417/.565/.869 with 10 home runs, eight doubles, 17 RBIs and 30 walks in 25 games in the month. He hit his 61st home run of the season on 28 September 2022, tying Roger Maris’ single-season AL record from 1961.
Eliud Kipchoge, marathon, Kenya
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge broke his own marathon world record by 30 seconds with a time of 2:01:09 at the Berlin Marathon on 25 September 2022. Kipchoge set the previous world record at the same race in 2018. It was his 15th marathon win and 10th major title in his career.
Ilia Malinin, figure skating, United States
American figure skater Ilia Malinin became the first athlete in the sport’s history to land a quadruple axel in competition at the US International Classic in Lake Placid, N.Y., on 20 September 2022.