IAAF nominates athletes for 2017 World Athlete of the Year Award

The International Association of Athletics Federations-IAAF has released a list of 20 athletes nominated for the 2017 World Athlete of the Year awards.

Caster Semenya of South Africa heads the women nominees after winning the 800metres title in imperious style on the closing night of the World Championships.

Australia’s Sally Pearson is also a notable nominee after claiming gold in the women’s 100metre hurdles in 12.60 seconds.

Britain’s Mo Farah is on the list after retaining the 10,000metres title as well as South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk.



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