World Athlete of the Year
Nominees

Men

Nominee Christian Taylor at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Christian Taylor USA USA

World triple jump champion, IAAF Diamond League champion

Nominee Elijah Manangoi wins the 1500m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Elijah Manangoi KEN KEN

World 1500m champion

Nominee Johannes Vetter in the javelin at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Johannes Vetter GER GER

World javelin champion

Nominee Luvo Manyonga at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Luvo Manyonga RSA RSA

World long jump champion

Nominee Mo Farah wins the 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Mo Farah GBR GBR

World 10,000m champion, world 5000m silver medallist

Nominee Mutaz Essa Barshim in the high jump at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Mutaz Essa Barshim QAT QAT

World high jump champion, undefeated all year

Nominee Omar McLeod wins the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Omar McLeod JAM JAM

World 110m hurdles champion

Nominee Pawel Fajdek wins the hammer at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Pawel Fajdek POL POL

World hammer champion, IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge winner

Nominee Sam Kendricks in the pole vault at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Sam Kendricks USA USA

World pole vault champion, undefeated all year

Nominee Wayde van Niekerk at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Wayde van Niekerk RSA RSA

World 400m champion, world 200m silver medallist, world best at 300m

Women

Nominee Almaz Ayana takes 10,000m gold in London (Getty Images) Almaz Ayana ETH ETH

World 10,000m champion, world 5000m silver medallist

Nominee Anita Wlodarczyk at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Anita Wlodarczyk POL POL

World hammer champion, undefeated all season

Nominee Brittney Reese after winning the long jump at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Brittney Reese USA USA

World long jump champion

Nominee Caster Semenya wins the 800m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Caster Semenya RSA RSA

World 800m champion, world 1500m bronze medallist

Nominee Pole vault winner Ekaterini Stefanidi at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Ekaterini Stefanidi GRE GRE

World pole vault champion, IAAF Diamond League champion

Nominee Hellen Obiri wins the 5000m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Hellen Obiri KEN KEN

World 5000m champion, IAAF Diamond League champion

Nominee Mariya Lasitskene jumping to victory at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Maria Lasitskene ANA ANA

World high jump champion, undefeated all year

Nominee Nafissatou Thiam after winning the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Nafissatou Thiam BEL BEL

World heptathlon champion

Nominee Sally Pearson wins the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Sally Pearson AUS AUS

World 100m hurdles champion, IAAF Diamond League champion

Nominee Sandra Perkovic after winning the discus at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Getty Images) Sandra Perkovic CRO CRO

World discus champion, IAAF Diamond League champion