• IAAF Announces World Athlete of the Year Finalists

Posted by: Watch Athletics

The track and field governing body (IAAF) published on Monday three men and three women finalists for athlete of the year awards.

The 2017 IAAF World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage in Monaco on Friday 24 November.

Men  Finalists

Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)

Mo Farah (GBR)

Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)

Women Finalists

Almaz Ayana (ETH)

Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)

Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)

Voting Procedure

The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family cast their votes by email, while fans voted online via the IAAF's social media platforms. The IAAF Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes each counted for 25% of the final result. Voting closed on 16 October.

Article Source: IAAF

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