World Athlete of the Year
Nominees

Men

Finalist Abderrahman Samba en route to the Continental Cup 400m hurdles title (Getty Images) Abderrahman Samba QAT QAT

Asian Games 400m hurdles champion, IAAF Continental Cup winner, world leader, undefeated all year

Finalist Armand Duplantis wins the pole vault at the European Championships (Getty Images) Armand Duplantis SWE SWE

European pole vault champion, world U20 champion, world U20 record and world-leading height

Finalist Christian Coleman in the 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (AFP / Getty Images) Christian Coleman USA USA

World indoor 60m record, world indoor champion, IAAF Diamond League 100m champion, world leader

Winner Eliud Kipchoge after winning the Berlin Marathon (Getty Images) Eliud Kipchoge KEN KEN

Marathon world record, London Marathon champion, Berlin Marathon champion

Nominee Emmanuel Korir after his Continental Cup 800 win (Getty Images) Emmanuel Korir KEN KEN

IAAF Diamond League 800m champion, Continental Cup winner, world leader

Finalist Kevin Mayer in the heptathlon shot put at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (AFP / Getty Images) Kevin Mayer FRA FRA

World indoor heptathlon champion, world record in the decathlon

Nominee Luvo Manyonga in the long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (Getty Images) Luvo Manyonga RSA RSA

IAAF Diamond League and Commonwealth Games champion at long jump

Nominee Noah Lyles after winning the Continental Cup 100m title (Getty Images) Noah Lyles USA USA

IAAF Diamond League 200m champion, IAAF Continental Cup 100m winner, 200m world leader

Nominee Timothy Cheruiyot, winner of the Bowerman Mile at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene (Victah Sailer) Timothy Cheruiyot KEN KEN

IAAF Diamond League 1500m champion, world leads for 1500m and mile

Nominee Tom Walsh in the shot put at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (Getty Images) Tomas Walsh NZL NZL

World indoor shot put champion, Commonwealth Games and IAAF Diamond League champion

Women

Nominee Anita Wlodarczyk in the hammer at the European Championships (Getty Images) Anita Wlodarczyk POL POL

European hammer champion, world leader

Finalist 2018 Continental Cup champion Beatrice Chepkoech (Getty Images) Beatrice Chepkoech KEN KEN

Steeplechase world record, IAAF Diamond League champion, IAAF Continental Cup winner

Nominee Caster Semenya en route to the Continental Cup 800m title (Getty Images) Caster Semenya RSA RSA

African 400m and 800m champion, Commonwealth 800m and 1500m champion, IAAF Diamond League 800m champion, IAAF Continental Cup winner

Winner Caterine Ibarguen in the Continental Cup triple jump (Getty Images) Caterine Ibarguen COL COL

IAAF Diamond League long jump and triple jump champion, IAAF Continental Cup long jump and triple jump winner

Finalist Dina Asher-Smith anchors Great Britain & NI to gold in the 4x100m at the European Championships (Getty Images) Dina Asher-Smith GBR GBR

European champion and world leader at 100m, 200m and 4x100m

Nominee Mariya Lasitskene leaps to the Continental Cup title in Ostrava (Getty Images) Mariya Lasitskene ANA ANA

World indoor high jump champion, European champion, IAAF Diamond League champion, world leader

Finalist Nafissatou Thiam in the heptathlon javelin at the European Championships (Getty Images) Nafissatou Thiam BEL BEL

European heptathlon champion, world leader

Nominee Discus winner Sandra Perkovic at the European Championships in Berlin (Getty Images) Sandra Perkovic CRO CRO

European discus champion, world leader

Finalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo after anchoring Team Americas to victory in the 4x400m mixed relay (Getty Images) Shaunae Miller-Uibo BAH BAH

IAAF Diamond League 200m champion, IAAF Continental Cup winner, 400m world leader, undefeated all year

Nominee Sifan Hassan, Continental Cup 3000m champion (Getty Images) Sifan Hassan NED NED

IAAF Continental Cup 3000m winner, world leader at mile and 3000m, European 5000m champion