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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Nominees announced for World Athlete of the Year 2016
This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2016 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Awards Night in Monaco on Friday 2 December 2016.
The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.
The nominees for 2016 World Athlete of the Year are:
Men Usain Bolt (JAM) Thiago Braz da Silva (BRA) Ashton Eaton (USA) Mo Farah (GBR) Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) Conselsus Kipruto (KEN) Omar McLeod (JAM) David Rudisha (KEN) Christian Taylor (USA) Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)
A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.
The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family* will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF's social media platforms. The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.
Voting closes on 1 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.
The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Awards Night.
*IAAF Family: IAAF member federations, IAAF Committee members, IAAF meeting directors, IAAF athlete ambassadors, athletes’ representatives, top athletes, members of the international press, IAAF staff members and the IAAF’s official partners.