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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2016 finalists announced
With less than a month to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, the IAAF can reveal the names of the finalists for the 2016 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Men Usain Bolt (JAM) Mo Farah (GBR) Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)
Women Almaz Ayana (ETH) Elaine Thompson (JAM) Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)
The finalists were determined by a three-way voting process. The IAAF Council’s vote counted for 50% of the result, the IAAF Family’s* vote counted for 25% and a public vote, conducted via social media, counted for 25% of the final result.
The World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016.
*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.