Mo Farah one of the finalists for 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

Mo Farah, a British distance runner, is one of the Finalist for finalists for IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards in Men’s category.

He mostly competed over 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, but has run competitively from 1500 metres to the marathon. In 2017 he indicated his intention to switch wholly to road racing following victory at his final track race, the 2017 IAAF Diamond League 5000 metres final.

The finalists are:
Men –
Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT)
Mo Farah (GBR)
Wayde van Niekerk (RSA)

Women –
Almaz Ayana (ETH)
Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE)
Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)

The World Athletes of the Year will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on Friday 24 November.

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